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Monmouth University Student Dies In Ocean Township Crash

OCEAN TOWNSHIP: A 20-year-old Monmouth University student died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ocean Township early Saturday morning, Feb. 3, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The single-car crash occurred around 2:39 a.m. in the area of South Lincoln Avenue near Oakwood Avenue, according to a release from the Ocean Township Police Department. The vehicle veered off the eastbound roadway in the area of 223 South Lincoln Ave., struck multiple objects and finally stopped after hitting a tree.

Dane M. Fante, 20, of Moorestown, was the passenger in a 2006 Audi AA8 driven by Jose R. Rivera, 21, of Lyndhurst. Fante was pronounced dead at Monmouth Medical Center at 3:24 a.m. The driver, Rivera, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Rivera is also a student at Monmouth University.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Ocean Township Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Sergeant Todd Gregory at 732-531-1800.


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