Police Searching for Driver of Fatal Hit and Run in Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD, NJ – A bicyclist was struck and killed on Thursday in the area of Route 70 and New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene and today, police are continuing their search.

According to Lakewood Township Chief of Police Gregory Meyer detectives are now seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal hit and run involving a pick-up truck and a bicyclist that occurred at approximately 8:12 pm on Thursday.

“We are seeking assistance in locating a full size, four door ‘Pepsi Blue’ pick-up truck with possible front, driver’s side headlamp damage,” Chief Meyer said. “The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Route 70 toward Manchester Township and is believed to be involved the fatal hit and run of a Hispanic male that was riding his bicycle westbound on Route 70 on the south shoulder of the roadway.”

According to police investigating the incident, no suspects or motives have been announced at this time. No arrests have been made.

“This is obviously an ongoing and active investigation and any assistance from anyone that may have witnessed this incident or has seen this vehicle would be greatly appreciated,” Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer concluded.

 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and/or its operator is asked to please contact Detective Andrew Harnett of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office- Vehicular Homicide Unit at 732-929-2027, ext. 3790, or Lakewood Township Police Lieutenant Leroy Marshall at 732-363-0200, ext. 5349.