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Pedestrian Killed in Route 88 Accident

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

A pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident that occurred Christmas Eve night on Route 88, police said Tuesday morning.

The announcement was delayed so family members could be notified of the death of Michael Cappello, 41, of Lakewood, Brick Police Sgt. Scott Dierking said. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 88 and Old Squan Road.

Cappello was struck in the lane of traffic by a 2003 Ford Escape being driven by Frank Moro, 26, of Brick, according to police. An investigation showed Moro was not using his phone and was not speeding at the time. No summonses have been issued.

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Moro, as well as witnesses, stopped to render aid to Cappello and called 911. Brick Township Police Emergency Medical Services along with MONOC paramedics responded to transport the pedestrian to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he succumbed to head and internal injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Brick PD Traffic Safety Unit at 732-262-1140.