Police are continuing their investigation Friday into an early morning crash that injured four people and shut down Route 70 for about two hours.
The crash occurred at 1:03 a.m. at the intersection of Route 70 and Chambers Bridge Road, Sgt. Neal Pedersen said.
According to a police report, the driver of a 2000 Dodge Durango, identified as Brianna Hollingsworth, 20, of Manchester, failed to stop for a red light as she was traveling north of Chambers Bridge Road. After the SUV entered the intersection, it collided with a 2014 Nissan Altima traveling west on Route 70, being driven by Israel Shaliehsaboo, 19, of Lakewood.
The force of the crash caused the Nissan to roll several times before coming to a final rest in a grassy area near the northwest corner of the intersection. The Dodge came to a halt at the northwest corner of the intersection, Pedersen said.
Brick police responded to the scene along with the the police EMS squad, Toms River First Aid and MONOC Paramedics. The Breton Woods and Pioneer Hose fire companies also responded to the scene, according to police. The Driver and two passengers of Nissan were treated at the scene for their injuries and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Hollingsworth was transported to Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
According to police, Hollingsworth and Shaliehsaboo suffered minor injuries, as well as Samuel Peres, 20, of Lakewood, a passenger in the Nissan. Another passenger in the Nissan, Yehud Morgenstern, 20, of Lakewood, suffered internal injuries.
Vehicular traffic was diverted around the scene for approximately two hours during the investigation, said Pedersen. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to contact Ptl. Keith Donnelly at 732-262-1104.