Johnstown woman struck by car in Toms River reported dead

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – A woman who was struck by a car while crossing Hooper Avenue Friday night has died, police here say.

The Toms River Police Department reported that on Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 6:00 PM police units were dispatched to Hooper Ave, near the intersection of James Street for a reported pedestrian struck. While attempting to cross Hooper Avenue, Ebony Shepherd, 34 of Johnstown PA, climbed over the Jersey Barrier from east to west and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Ms. Sheperd was transported to Community Medical Center and subsequently airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick due to the severity of her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle exhibited no signs of impairment and was not injured as a result of the crash. Ocean County Sheriff Department’s CSI Unit also assisted at the scene, Island Heights Police officer. The accident remains under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater and Patrolman Will Resetar.

Ms. Shepherd succumbed to her injuries shortly after 1:00 Saturday afternoon at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

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