Citizen of Mexico Killed in Ocean County, NJ, Crash
Authorities in Ocean County continue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred last Friday evening.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer's office says about 8:20 PM on July 22nd, officers with the Lakewood Township Police Department responded to the area of South Lake Drive and East Lake Park Drive for a report of a crash with serious injuries.
An investigation determined that,
a 2018 Chevrolet Impala operated by Mordechai Berkowitz, 20, of Lakewood, was headed eastbound on South Lake Drive when he crossed over the double yellow and collided head-on with a 2017 Toyota Rav4, operated by Maria Flores-Moreno, 35, of Jackson, and occupied by front-seat passenger, Juana Lopez-Hernandez, 44, a citizen of Mexico.
Berkowitz was transported to Jersey Shore University Hospital where he was treated and released.
Flores-Moreno was taken to the same hospital and remains in stable condition.
Lopez-Hernandez was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood where she was pronounced dead.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.