⚫ Howell teen charged in a 2022 car crash that killed two juveniles in Freehold

⚫ Authorities say the teen was speeding on Route 9 when he lost control

⚫ Two other juvenile passengers were also injured

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — A Howell teenager has now been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of two juveniles and injured two others in Freehold Township last year, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Since the defendant was 17 years old at the time of the crash, his identity is being withheld.

He has been charged on juvenile complaints with two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide and two counts of assault by auto.

Police were called to an area of Route 9 just before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 for a car crash. Upon arriving on the scene, officers found the teen driver along with four juvenile victims who had been passengers in his vehicle.

Utility crew repairs a pole after a crash on Route 9 in Freehold Township
Utility crew repairs a pole after a crash on Route 9 in Freehold Township 4/20/22 (Joe Hewes)

A 15-year-old male from Allentown and a 17-year-old from Manalapan were killed in the crash, officials said at the time. The two others were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

MORE: 2 teens die in crash on Route 9 in Freehold Township, NJ

An investigation led by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Freehold Township Police Department determined the defendant was speeding and swerving in and out of lanes when he lost control of his car and ran off the road. His 2004 Chevy Malibu struck multiple objects before rolling through a parking lot, eventually striking a steel support pole from a business sign.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Brian Boryszewski at 800-533-7443 or Freehold Township Police Officer Sean Foley at 732-462-7500.

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