Lakewood, NJ – On 8/24/2017, at approximately 12:33 pm, the Lakewood Police Department responded to 424 7th Street for a report of a pedestrian struck in the roadway. The arriving officers found a 3 year old female on the roadway next to her bicycle. Arriving paramedics pronounced the child deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation by the Lakewood Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s CSI Unit found a 2007 Ford F550 truck, driven by a Lakewood man 40 years of age, was traveling East on 7th Street when the victim exited her driveway on a bicycle directly in the path of the vehicle without warning resulting in the victim being run over by the truck.
The truck’s driver provided a consent to search his cellular device which yielded negative results. He was then transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus where he provided consent for a blood sample. This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released upon confirmation and completion of family notifications.
–Ocean County Prosecutors Office