OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Early Saturday morning at approximately 12:33 AM, the Township of Ocean Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 71 southbound, north of Perrine Avenue. The single car collision involved a 2007 Acura TSX that was operated by Earl B. Alexander, IV, age 38 of Deal, NJ.
The vehicle was traveling southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue, according to a police new release. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole. Mr. Alexander died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision. He was the Captain of the Deal Police Department.
Responding to the scene were Sergeants James Kelesidis and Todd Gregory along with Officers Alisa Antunez, Nicholas Castellano, Greg Martone, Brendan Bernhard and Zach Rhein.
The collision is being investigated by Officer Alisa Antunez of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Response Team. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-531-1800.