FREEHOLDThe cause of a pedestrian being fatally struck by a motor vehicle in Spring Lake Heights is currently under investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago and Spring Lake Heights Police Department Chief Edward W. Gunnell announced in a joint statement on Sunday.

On Saturday May 25, 2024, at approximately 1:20 p.m., members of the Spring Lake Heights Police Department responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision on Old Mill Road, at the intersection of Allaire Road.

The investigation revealed that a 70-year-old male driver of a 2023 Nissan Rogue was attempting to execute a left-hand turn from the southbound-side of Old Mill Road onto eastbound Allaire Road when he collided with an 85-year-old female pedestrian who was crossing Allaire Road.

As a result of the crash, the female pedestrian was pronounced deceased at 1:56 p.m.

The driver remained on scene.

An investigation involving members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Spring Lake Heights Township Police Department remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this matter is being asked to contact MCPO Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443 or Spring Lake Heights Police Department Sergeant Casey Willms at 732-449-6161, ext. 4931

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