Brick: Please see below the Press Release from last night’n

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Keith Donnelly #212

Traffic Safety Unit

Office: (732) 262-1143

Fax: (732) 262-1125

kdonnelly@brickpd.com

Release Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019

Release Time: 02:50 AM

Ref.: Motor Vehicle Crash – Pedestrian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Incident Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Incident Time: 10:15 PM

Incident Location: State Highway 88 westbound near Post Road, Brick N.J.

DRIVER #1 VEHICLE #1

NAME: John Metevier 2000 Chevrolet Corvette

AGE: 44 Yrs.

TOWN: Brick Township, NJ

INJURY: None

PASSENGER

NAME: Tina-Marie Dillon

AGE: 35 Yrs.

TOWN: Brick Township, NJ

INJURY: Complaint of pain back, neck, foot

Minor lacerations

PEDESTRIAN

NAME: Arthur W. Burke

AGE: 72 Yrs.

TOWN: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

INJURY: Deceased

Vehicle #1 was traveling west on State highway 88 between Bruce Street and Post Road. The pedestrian was attempting to walk across State Highway 88 (south to north), approximately 100 feet east of Post Road, directly in the path of Vehicle #1. Vehicle #1 attempted to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to and struck him with the right front bumper of the vehicle. The impact caused the pedestrian to strike the windshield. As vehicle #1 began to slow, the pedestrian fell from the vehicle, onto the curb and grass area on the side of the road.

The pedestrian suffered severe head / internal trauma and was transported to Jersey Shore Regional Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The passenger in Vehicle #1 suffered minor injuries and was transported to Ocean Medical Center – Brick Hospital for treatment. Driver #1 was uninjured.

State Highway 88 between the interchange and Jack Martin Boulevard and Post Road was closed for several hours.

Traffic Safety Officer David Thergesen of the Brick Township Police Department and Detective Michael Proto of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting the ongoing investigation. Anybody who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Thergesen at 732-451-2037 or Trafficsafety@brickpd.com.