Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Route 18 in Colts Neck

November 14, 2021

COLTS NECK, NJ (MONMOUTH)–According to police, on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at approximately 2:56 am, Colts Neck Township Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on State Highway 18 southbound in the area of Milepost 20.8. Preliminary investigation revealed a female driver, of Seaside Heights, and her front seat male passenger, of Edison, were traveling southbound on State Highway 18 in the area of milepost 20.8 when her vehicle, a 2011 Mazda, traveled off the roadway to the right, collided with a tree, and overturned, coming to a final rest against another tree ending upside down in a drainage culvert. The male passenger sustained life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Driver sustained serious bodily injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Her injuries are not life threatening and is currently in stable condition. The crash is still under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County SCART and Colts Neck Police Department.

If anyone witnessed the crash, please contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 1-800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Officer Detective Sergeant Morgan Savage at 732-780-7323.