The driver who hit a car, causing the death of a Monmouth University student and the injury of another person, in Long Branch was driving with a revoked license, according to court documents.
Joseph Stovall, 46, was charged with driving with a revoked license and causing the death of Victoria Anne Tropper, 21, of Marlboro, and injury of Thomas Trianon, 49, of Cherry Hill, after an accident on the shoulder lane near the corner of Joline Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Long Branch on Sept. 11.
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Public Information Officer Charles Webster said there was a two car accident at the intersection and that the two drivers involved were standing between their cars when a third driver hit the back of the Monmouth University student's vehicle, causing her to be fatally pinned between her car and the car of the man she had the earlier accident with.
Webster said Tropper was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:26 p.m. on Sept. 11 and that Trianon had "non life-threatening" injuries.
Stovall was taken to Monmouth County Jail and held in lieu of $75,000 bail. His first court appearance is set for Oct. 1
Stovall was previously arrested as part of a large heroin bust in 2011 and was charged with various possession and possession with intent type offenses, according to the prosecutor’s office.