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police cruisersUPDATE: 6:00 p.m.  The victim from this mornings fatal pedestrian accident has been identified as William Lesser, age 27, from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. The incident is still under investigation and the traffic bureau is still seeking anyone who may have witnessed the crash.


MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Today, September 16, 2014 at approximately 3:20am the Middletown Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Highway 36, westbound, in the area between Guttenplans Bakery and the former Shamrock Stage Coach Bus Company.

As of this time we are unable to identify the victim pedestrian. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who may be able to identify the victim, to contact Corporal Darrin Simon in the Traffic and Safety Bureau at (732) 615-2046.

The victim is a white male, in his late 20’s or early 30’s with facial hair.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...