September 17 approximately 8:45 pm a head on collision occurred on Route 539 near South Shore Drive in Little Egg Harbor. A Mercury Cougar operated by a 27 year old female, Shannon Tompkins of Tuckerton with 2 passengers on board, a 5 year old boy and an 6 month old infant were traveling south on Route 539. For unknown reasons the Mercury crossed over the center line entering the northbound lane where it crashed into a Honda CRV operated by Nora Magnani, 67 of Langhorne, PA.
Both driver’s succumbed to their injuries. The 6 month old child after being transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center succumbed to injuries as well. The other occupants are listed in critical yet stable condition after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Members of the Ocean County Fatal Accident Support Team are handling the investigation with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Currently an active investigation, no other details released.