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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On July 7, 2015 at approximately 8:25 pm Middletown Police responded to a report of a hit and run pedestrian accident at the intersection of Highway 36 and Avenue D. Police report that a 15 year old Atlantic Highlands female was struck by a vehicle travelling west bound on Highway 36. The vehicle, a light grey compact car fled the scene prior to police arrival. The juvenile was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center by the New Jersey State Police Medivac helicopter.

Police developed information and located the driver of the car, Toni Marletta, age 49, from Leonardo, NJ. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is being conducted by Cpl. Thomas Russo of the Middletown Township Police Traffic Bureau. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 732-615-2140.