Only Minor Injuries Suffered During Crash, Vehicle Fire

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On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at approximately 5:53 p.m., the Wall Township Police
Department responded to Belmar Boulevard near the Garden State Parkway for a report of a motor vehicle crash in which one of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames.

Upon patrol arrival, the fire was being extinguished by the Glendola Fire Department and all occupants of the vehicle were safely out.

The on scene investigation revealed that a Jeep Wrangler was being operated by a 17 year old male from Farmingdale, NJ and occupied by a 16 year old female of Freehold, NJ who was the front seat passenger.

They were traveling west on Belmar Boulevard approaching the entrance to the Garden State Parkway, when a Ford Escape being operated by a 47 year old woman from Wall, NJ turned left directly in front of the Jeep Wrangler causing a head on collision between the vehicles, which then caused the Jeep Wrangler to flip over and come to a rest in front of a utility pole and catch fire.

Belmar Boulevard was closed between Schoolhouse Road and Woodfield Road for approximately one hour. There was one minor injury reported and they were transported to JSUMC by Wall EMS. Monmouth County Road Department and JCP&L also responded. Patrolman Zach Honecker is the investigating officer.