FREEHOLD – A fatal crash that took place in Manalapan yesterday morning is under active investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Friday.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, members of the Manalapan Police Department responded to the area of U.S. Route 9 and Ryan Road to find the two vehicles involved in the crash: a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2017 Nissan Sentra, operated by an adult male and an adult female, respectively.

The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Cherokee remained on scene and was hospitalized for minor injuries.

An investigation involving members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Manalapan Police Department remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this matter is being asked to contact MCPO Detective Brian Boryszewski at 800-533-7443 or Manalapan Police Department Patrolman Michael DeCristofaro at 732-446-4300.

No charges or summonses have been issued with regard to the incident at this time.