Ocean County Woman, 89, Killed In Crash

Ann Masterson, 86, of Falmouth Street, Holiday City was pronounced dead at Community Medical Center in Toms River

An 89-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Berkeley Township Saturday, police said.

At 5:15 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Jamaica Blvd. and Le Lementin Drive for a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles.

Investigation revealed a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck, driven by Shannon Lauria, age 39, of Fort De France Avenue, Holiday City, was driving south on Le Lementin Drive and failed to stop at a stop sign, police said.

The truck collided with the passenger side of a 2002 Buick Century driving west on Jamaica Boulevard, driven by Ann Masterson, 86, of Falmouth Street, Holiday City. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to come to final rest in the front yard of 544 Jamaica Boulevard, where the pickup truck turned over on it's side, police said.

Holiday City First Aid Squad and MONOC Paramedics, transported Masterson to Community Medical Center, Toms River, where she was pronounced dead at 5:52 p.m. Shannon Lauria was not injured.

Berkeley Twp. Police Department Traffic Safety Officer, Michael O’Connor, issued Lauria, summonses, for reckless driving and failure to stop or yield at a stop sign.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CIU, Lacey Twp. Police Department Traffic Safety Unit and Manitou Park Fire Department also assisted.

WMS826 June 08, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Yes, this is George Soros talking directly to you...warren Buffet....Donald Trump....pick one cause I am filthy rich living in Ocean County.
Av June 08, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Silver dollar June 08, 2014 at 10:45 PM
What is wrong with people .This story is about a 89 year old women who lost her life. NOT Flipping houses, Capitalism, working people, Warren buffet, Donald Trump, filthy rich ,And douche . Be a copy Editor on a paper you pay for not something you get for free. May this women rest in Peace. and her family never read some of these post.
WMS826 June 09, 2014 at 11:05 AM
AV = generations of poor south jersey white trash.
Rick Ricky June 09, 2014 at 05:07 PM
RIP....Ann...Condolences to the family. Kindergarten kids act better than some of the adults on here. Anyone over the age of 18 can live or rent one of these places if the owner is 55 and older. What difference does it make or has to do with this accident? An individual went through a stop sign by accident I am sure. Everyone one makes mistakes and feel for both sides. The only time I will not give a pass is someone who was drinking. If she was drinking then I think that person should rot. It was a terrible mistake that she and will have to live with for the rest of her life.


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