LACEY TOWNSHIP-On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at approximately 2343 hours, officers from the Lacey Township Police Department responded to a report of a two car motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Route 9 and Beach Blvd.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Zachary Campbell, a Bayville resident, was traveling westbound on Beach Bl approaching the intersection of Route 9 and Beach Blvd. and attempted to make a right hand turn onto Route 9 when he traveled into the path of a vehicle heading southbound on Route 9. The operator of the southbound vehicle, Tiffani Becker, from Barnegat, and the passenger, Ryan Bacon, from Barnegat, both suffered significant injuries. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Campbell for driving while intoxicated. Additional charges are pending.
Responding agencies included the Lacey Township EMS and MONOC Paramedics. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit also responded to assist in the investigation, as well as members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Support Team.
The collision remains under investigation by members of the Lacey Township Crash Team. Anyone with information may contact Officer Michael Verwey at 609-693-6636 ext 2598.