Wall Township Crash Under Investigation

October 10, 2023

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Wall Township Police reported that on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 6:45 p.m. the Wall Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 35 and 18th Avenue for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles with multiple injuries reported.

The investigation on scene revealed that 2011 Nissan Altima being operated by Mitchell G. Holley (34) of Linburn, Georgia was traveling on State Highway 35 southbound, when he left his lane of travel and entered the northbound lane of State Highway 35 striking a 2023 Mazda CX3 being operating by a 39-year-old man and occupied by a 31-year-old female both of Point Pleasant. All occupants were required to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency crews and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

State Highway 35 from Wall Church Road to 18th Avenue was shut down in both directions for approximately an hour and half while emergency crews conducted extrication and medical treatment and crash investigators processed the scene. Fire and rescue crews from West Belmar Fire Department, Glendola Fire Department and South Wall Fire and Rescue responded to the scene as well as emergency medical crews from Wall Township Police EMS, Belmar EMS and paramedics from Hackensack Meridian.

Mr. Holley who was operating the Nissan Altima was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license.  He was issued motor vehicle summonses for reckless driving and driving while suspended, criminal charges are pending toxicology results at this time.

The collision is currently being investigated by members of the Wall Township Police Department.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Patrolman Hunter Manning or Captain Chad Clark at (732) 449-4500.

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