IMG_0020At 13:07 hours on May 16, 2013, a two vehicle crash occurred on NJ Route 70, at mile marker 43.1.  A 1994 Toyota 4-Runner, being operated by Lee R Chism 3rd (age 30) of Pennsauken, NJ was traveling west on NJ Route 70, when his vehicle crossed the center line and entered into the east bound lane and impacted a 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager, being operated east bound on NJ Route 70 by Donald W. Labella (age 57) of Tinton Falls, NJ. The initial impact was head on.  Mr. Chism was traveling alone.  Mr. Chism was transported to Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune, to be treated for his injuries to his arms and chest.  Mr. Labella was traveling with John Goodman (age 61) of Ocean, NJ.  Mr. Labella was pronounced dead, at the scene and Mr. Goodman was transported to Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune for his leg injury. 


Assisting at the scene were, Whiting Vol. Fire Dept, Quality Medical transport, Whiting First Aid, MONOC Paramedics, CIU, NJ State Police, NJ DOT and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.  The crash is under investigation by Ptl. Douglas Higgins, and Ptl Thomas O’Hare of the Manchester Traffic Safety Section.


Anyone with information about the crash, please contact Manchester Twp Police, Traffic Safety Section, at 732-657-2009, X4401.