Toms River Police Confirm Death in Evening Crash on Route 571


TOMS RIVER, NJ – One man is dead after a crash that occurred Tuesday night on Route 571 in Toms River. The crash occurred at proximately 5:00 PM and the Toms River Police Department said units were dispatched to the intersection Whitesville (Route 527/571) and Leawood Ave for a serious motor vehicle accident.

Police said Roy Piazza, 43, of Toms River was travelling west in the left lane of Route 571 when he lost control of his 2005 Chrysler Crossfire and slid across the right lane and struck a utility pole head-on.

After breaking the pole into three pieces, the vehicle slid up the metal guide wire and overturned onto its convertible roof. Mr. Piazza was trapped under the vehicle and was extricated by the Toms River Fire Department. With CPR in progress, Mr. Piazza was transported to Community Medical Center by Toms River EMS where he was pronounced upon arrival.  The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater.

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