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Toms River Police Searching for Vehicle Involved in Hit-And-Run

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A vehicle similar to one involved in a Jan. 2016 hit-and-run accident in Toms River. (Credit: TRPD)
A vehicle similar to one involved in a Jan. 2016 hit-and-run accident in Toms River. (Credit: TRPD)

Toms River police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a red Jeep that was involved in a hit-and-run accident after the snow storm last weekend.

The crash occurred on Oak Ridge Parkway just north of Oakside Drive sometime in the overnight hours Sunday into Monday, said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

“The Jeep should have extensive right side damage and will be needing repairs,” Stocco said.

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Based on pieces of the vehicle that were left behind at the crash scene authorities believe it to be a mid 1990s – likely in the ’94, ’95 or ’96 model years – red Jeep Cherokee.  The vehicle should be missing or have a severely damaged front bumper.  It will also be missing a door handle, have a broken out rear passenger side window, as well as passenger side damage.  There is also an indication that some of the lights may be spray painted to achieve a “black out” look.

A vehicle similar to the one that is suspected of being involved is pictured alongside this article – it is not the actual vehicle.  If anyone can identify the driver they are being asked to contact Traffic officer Adam Koeppen at 7320349-0150 extension 1350.