March 13, 2023
MANCHESTER, NJ (OCEAN)–On Sunday March 12, 2023, at approximately 2:38 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 547 in the Ridgeway Section of town to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle which had left the roadway and struck a large pine tree and a guard rail.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 2007 Toyota Camry with extensive front end damage on the grass portion adjacent to the roadway with the rear of the vehicle resting on the guard rail. The investigation revealed that the Toyota was travelling southbound on CR 547, when it left the roadway, struck two traffic sign supports, a large pine tree, and a guard rail. The vehicle was occupied by its driver, identified as 19-year-old Yanna Emilcar, and the front seat passenger, identified as 26-year-old Safiany Emilcar. Both occupants were transported via ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment and evaluation of non-life threatening injuries. The roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation.
Assisting at the scene were members of the Ridgeway and Manchester Volunteer Fire Departments, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Emergency Medical Services, Robert Wood Johnson Paramedics, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Lakehurst Borough Police Department, the Ocean County Road Department, and Accurate Towing. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, however, driver error appears to be a contributing factor. This crash is being investigated by Patrolman Jesse Hoydis of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.