Man crashes pickup truck into tree in New Egypt

A 25-year-old Toms River man was flown to the hospital after he crashed his pickup truck into a tree Tuesday morning, police said.
Christopher Cornell Jr. was driving a 1999 white Ford F-150 south on Route 539 when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree, Plumsted police Cpl. Jason Reilly said.
The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Route 539 (Pinehurst Road) and Holmes Road, in front of La Cucina Di Manuela restaurant.
Cornell was the only occupant in the vehicle, Reilly said. Cornell was alert and conscious when police arrived but was flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
It’s unclear what led Cornell to leave the roadway. The crash remains under investigation by the Plumsted Police Department.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit also assisted at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Plumsted police at 609-758-2241 ext. 128.