A Howell man was killed when his vehicle struck a toll plaza concrete barrier, police said today.
The crash occurred February 2nd at about 3:13pm on the Garden State Parkway southbound MP 68.9 in Barnegat Twp.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Mario Medici, 94, of Howell, NJ, was operating a Honda Accord southbound on the Garden State Parkway, in Barnegat Twp, Ocean County. In the area of milepost 68.9, the front of the Honda impacted the concrete toll plaza divider. As a result of the crash, Mario Medici sustained fatal injuries.
The two left toll plaza lanes were closed for approximately three hours. Minimal traffic congestion resulted.
The crash remains under investigation.
I don’t CV mean to insensitive to the tragedy. 2 weeks ago, an older person in his 90s crashed thru a TD bank. Thankfully no serious injuries.
I am in agreement with the many who support annual reevaluation for drivers beyond a certain age. Also, family members need to be proactive in making sure that zaidy doesn’t drive if they feel it might be a sakana.
I wouldn’t limit it to just zaidy that might be no longer fit for driving.
He made it to 94 and this is how he goes?
At age 94 he was still driving?
Baruch Hashem that he was still able to drive at 94. A lot of driver’s think that the speed limit is 94.
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