Two people are dead and a third is hospitalized as a result of a commercial line striping truck overturning into the median of Route 18 in Colts Neck this morning, according to Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The incident occurred north the northbound interchange of Route 34 and the south of the County Road 537 interchange.
The three victims were ejected from the vehicle they were traveling in. Two were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. The third victim, a male, was transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown.
An investigation is being conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART) and the Colts Neck Township Police Department, with assistance from the New Jersey State Police Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit. Additional assistance is being provided by the Marlboro Police Department and Tinton Falls Police Department to aid in traffic control. Motorists should plan alternate routes and expect Route 18 to be closed for a significant period of time today.
Anyone with information about this crash is urged to call Detective Eric Kerecman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Sgt. Kristian DeVito of the Colts Neck Township Police Department at 732-780-7323.