Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Mashon Wilson, age 29, of Lakewood, was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident, as well as Causing a Death While Driving with a Suspended License.
On November 25, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Lakewood Police responded to the area of West County Line Road and Cedar Row to investigate a two vehicle accident involving a fatality.
Upon arrival, they found that a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban had crashed into a tree; the driver was critically injured, and the passenger, Yechiel Finegold Z”L, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Further investigation determined that the other vehicle involved in the accident, a 2018 Nissan Sentra, had fled the scene. Police traced the car to a residence in Lakewood. At the residence, they located Wilson and two other individuals — Shayna Lee (age 49) and Iyanna Hall (age 30) — both of Lakewood. Lee and Hall told police that Lee was the driver of the Nissan in question, and had left the scene of the accident. Subsequent investigation revealed that Wilson was, in fact, the driver of the vehicle, and that Lee and Hall had given false statements to the police. Lee and Hall were both charged with Hindering the Apprehension of Another by Giving a False Statement to a Police Officer.
Wilson is lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
The public and media are reminded that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.