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.