Jackson Township Police Confirm Fatal MVA after Truck Crashes Through Mobile Home Park
Jackson–Lt. Steve Laskiewicz of the Jackson Township Police Department has confirmed that 58 year old man was killed in an accident today in Jackson Township after his dump truck crashed into a mobile home park on Route 571.
On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at approximately 7:38 am, Jackson Police Officers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash regarding a dump truck that had struck a mobile home at the intersection of Toms River Road and Sylvia Lane.
The initial investigation revealed that a dump truck traveling southbound on Toms River Road had crossed over the center line of the roadway for unknown reasons. It struck a utility pole on the northbound side of the road, drove across the parking lot of the Krauszer’s Food Store on Toms River Road and then crossed over Anthony Way, striking an unoccupied mobile home that was there. The dump truck traveled through the unoccupied mobile home, destroying it and then continued on, coming to rest partially inside the residence at 2 Sylvia Lane. The occupants of 2 Sylvia Lane were able to get out of the residence unharmed.
The driver of the dump truck was a 58 year old male and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is being withheld pending notification of family members. The driver was entrapped in the dump truck and the residence had to be secured and the truck removed from where it came to rest so he could be extricated.
Jackson Police Officers, Jackson Fire Department Stations 55, 56 and 57, Quality First Aid, Monoc Paramedics, The Toms River Technical Rescue Team, Berkeley Hazmat, Howell First Aid, New Jersey State Police Commercial Truck Unit, Office of Emergency Management, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Ocean County Sheriff’s CIU responded. Verizon and JCPL also responded to secure the utilities.