Two Killed, Two Critical After Crash on Route 9 Near Freehold Raceway Mall

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Two people were killed and two others are in critical condition after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 9 just north of the Freehold Raceway Mall.

Both Route 9 and Route 33 were shut down as a result of the crash for several hours.

According to police, on Sunday, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the Freehold Township Police Department responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 9 South southbound and Route 33 westbound.

“The subsequent investigation revealed that a 2019 Lexus NX, driven by a 74-year-old female from Manalapan, was traveling southbound on Route 9, when the vehicle side-swiped a 2015 black Lexus RX350, and then side-swiped a white 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, before rear-ending a 2017 black Honda CR-V. The black Honda CR-V then rear-ended a 2009 purple Scion TC,” police reported. “As a result of the crash, one of the passengers in the Honda CR-V, a 52-year-old female from Marlboro, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second passenger in the Honda CR-V, a 61-year-old male, also of Marlboro, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The driver of the Honda CR-V, a 21-year-old male of Marlboro, was also taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The driver of the Lexus was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Other drivers and passengers sought medical attention for minor injuries.”

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