Easter Sunday Crash Kills 22-Year-Old in West Long Branch

A 16-year-old girl was also injured in the early morning crash on Wall Street.

A 22-year-old Long Branch man was killed and his 16-year-old female passenger was injured in an accident in West Long Branch on Easter Sunday, according to Sgt. James P. Gomez of the .

Police responded to a report of a one-car crash on Wall Street near Meadow Lane at approximately 2:10 a.m., Gomez said in a statement released by the department. Officers arriving at the scene found a red, two-door BMW on its roof with a driver and passenger inside, according to Gomez.

The West Long Branch Fire Department, West Long Branch First Aid Squad and MONOC paramedics were able to extricate the 16-year-old Long Branch resident and transport her to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, Gomez said.

The man’s name was not released pending family notification, and the 16-year-old’s name was withheld because of her age.

The Oceanport Police Department, the Long Branch Police Department and the Long Branch Fire Department assisted in responding to the incident, according to the statement.

The investigation is being handled by West Long Branch Police Department Traffic Bureau Patrolman Nicholas Ferrugiaro and Patrolmen Kyle Kampf and Laura Osborn, Detective Sergeant William Lynch and Detective Jeff Hanlon, all of the West Long Branch Police Department.

Amicus Rocha April 11, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Don't drink and drive! You not only can get killed but you can also kill others!!! May God comfort his family.
Mary Lynn Noonan-Toschi April 11, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Thank you Christopher. That would be appreciated.
Bianca April 11, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Thank you Christopher
Jeff Sullivan April 11, 2012 at 09:20 PM
@diogenese.. First off I'm sorry for your loss and for his families loss. I have lived in the area my whole life. Brazillian people seem to be good hardworking people in the area, however I have noticed the young guys have a knack for hard drinking and fast driving. Seems they are not getting the whole drinking and driving thing. Secondly as far as staying when a visa runs out, If they are tax payers fine, the ones I know work under the table for flooring companies. Most still have out of state licenses and vehicle registration. All seem to be nice guys though.
Sofia Konvitz May 21, 2012 at 09:12 PM
I cannot believe how ignorant and cruel some of the people are who are posting on here. An innocent life was taken. Regardless of the factors, a life should never be lossed. My heart goes out to his family. Im deeply sorry for you loss. <3


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