Another traffic death in state's fastest-growing town despite new police push

A 29-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he tried to cross Route 70 in Lakewood Sunday night, township police said.

William Fernando Campo Verde, of Lakewood, was hit by a westbound 2017 Nissan Altima around 8:40 p.m., near Vermont Avenue, according to Detective Lt. Gregory Staffordsmith.

Verde was crossing the highway outside of a crosswalk when he was struck, police said. He suffered a serious head injury and died at Monmouth Medical, Southern Campus.

Staffordsmith said no summonses have been issued to the Nissan driver, who was identified as a 56-year-old Whiting woman. An investigation was ongoing.

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Source: Ocean

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