19-Year-Old Arrested for Hit-and-Run Incident Resulting in Death
In a tragic incident that took place on Saturday, January 13, a young female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Route 35 south and Bay Avenue in Brick Township. The victim was immediately rushed to Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical for treatment. The authorities have identified the suspect vehicle as a 1999 Ford Explorer, and it is believed that 19-year-old Mark Carey, Jr., from South Amboy, was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
Thanks to a joint investigation involving multiple agencies, Carey’s Explorer was identified as the suspect vehicle. Following this breakthrough, Carey was apprehended at his residence in South Amboy without any resistance. He was then taken to the Brick Township police headquarters for processing before being transferred to the Ocean County Jail. Carey is currently being held there, awaiting a detention hearing.
The charges against Carey are severe and include Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in the Death of Another, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury or Death, Failing to Report an Accident, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel, all in connection to the same crash. If convicted, Carey could face serious consequences for his actions.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward and contact Detective Anthony Carrington of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3257, or Patrolman Scott Mesmer of the Brick Township Police Department at 732-262-1100. Your assistance could be crucial in ensuring that justice is served.
It is important to note that incidents like these remind us of the need for responsible and safe driving. The consequences of reckless behavior on the road can be devastating, as this tragic incident demonstrates. Let us all be vigilant and prioritize the safety of ourselves and others while behind the wheel.
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