BREAKING: Two dead after vehicle crashes into second floor of building in Toms River (VIDEOS & PHOTOS) [UPDATED]

Two are dead after a car crashed into the second floor of a building in Toms River this morning, sources confirmed to TLS.

The accident occurred around 6:30 AM on Hooper Avenue.

Authorities say the vehicle lost control, hit the median and went airborne, crashing into a real estate office. The crash caused a fire in the building, and prompted a large emergency response.

“There are two confirmed fatalities and believed to be the only occupants in the vehicle,” police said.

The vehicle appears to be a Porsche.

Sources told TLS the driver had recently graduated from school, and is said to be approximately 22 years old.

UPDATE 2:39 PM: Police released the following information:

On Sunday November 10, at approximately 6:34 AM police units were dispatched to a vehicle into a building at 1466 Hooper Ave.  A 2010 Porsche Boxster convertible driven by Braden DeMartin, 22 of Toms River, was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Hooper Ave before losing control and hitting the center median, continuing north and striking an embankment causing the vehicle to become airborne into the building.  Both Braden, and his passenger Daniel Foley, 23 of Toms River were deceased when units arrived on scene.

Toms River Building Inspector John Gerrity deemed the building unsafe.  Also assisting on scene were Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Toms River Fire Company Stations 29 & 30, Toms River Technical Rescue Task Force, Brick Technical Rescue Task Force, Toms River Office of Emergency Management, Ocean County Fire Coordinators, Silverton EMS, and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department.

Hooper Ave between Indian Hill Rd and College Drive was closed for roughly 7 hours  between 6:30 AM and 1:30 PM. The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officers Robert Westfall, David Bartoshek and Mark Nater.

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. That guy must have been flying. Figuratively and then, sadly, literally.

    Either way This is a terrible tragedy. 2 intelligent, young, kind outgoing boys lives snuffed out in a careless instant.

  2. My deepest condolences to the two families that just lost their loved ones at such a young age!!!!

    There is nothing that I can say that can give you any condolences.

    This is the worst thing that can happen to a family!!!

    So I will just sign off with a very heavy heart!!!!!

  3. To the first few commenters, there are 2 families who have just lost a son/brother/grandson… why u getting stuck on the details of how fast the car was going etc…??? Does this really make a difference to u?!!!
    My deepest condolences to the families. U should know only joy and happiness in the future

  4. This is a mind blowing accident. But the fascinating details make us forget the epic tragedy that just took place. No one cares aboutThe loss of the car. The house will be repaired and in a year it will be all but forgotten. But for the families of these 2 young boys, this will be a loss that will be felt, on different levels, in the form a very deep and true pain in their hearts, every day, for the rest of their lives.
    As previously posted, just praying for strength for the family, friends and loved ones.

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