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LACEY – A 78-year old woman was victim to a fatal two-car collision this morning on Route 539 in Lacey Township.

Police responded to mile marker 15.9 on Route 539 at 11:35 a.m. on May 7 for report of a serious accident. Once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a two-car collision that resulted in the death of a 78-year old Whiting woman.

An investigation found that the woman was traveling north on Route 539 when she veered over the center line into the path of a box truck. The truck was traveling south on Route 539, driven by a 30-year old Newark man.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver sustained only a minor injury to his left arm and was transported to Southern Ocean County Medical Center.

Lacey Township Police Department Fatal Accident Support Team, Ocean County Sherriff’s Department CIU unit, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office continue to investigate the incident.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Darrell Nick of the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 ext. 2580.

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