UPDATE: Police Identify Victim, Driver in Fatal Crash at Route 36 at Wilson Ave.

Police release the name of the victim and driver in a fatal accident Oct. 21 at Route 36 South and Wilson Avenue.

UPDATE Oct 23, 9 a.m.

Middletown Police said Tuesday that the victim in Sunday night's fatal motor vehicle accident was Erica L. Hamdan, 31 from the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. She was struck and killed while crossing the intersection with another pedestrian.  Police report the vehicle that struck her was driven by Jordan E. Bishop, 23, of Long Branch. 


As reported on Oct. 22: 

A 31-year old woman crossing the intersection of Route 36 South and Wilson Avenue was struck and killed by a car Sunday at 8:06 p.m. Sunday night. 

According to Middletown Police, the victim was from the Port Monmouth section of Middletown and was crossing the roadway with another person. 

The female victim was treated at the scene and transported to Riverview Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 8:54 pm.

The vehicle that struck her was operated by a 24 year-old man from Long Branch.

Names were not released by police. 

The highway to be closed for about two hours.

The crash is being investigated by Cpl. Cliff O’Hara and Ptl. Darren Simon of the Middletown Twp. Police Traffic Bureau. Police ask that anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the Traffic Bureau at 732-615-2045

Middletown Police were assisted at the scene by Middletown E.M.S., Monoc Paramedics, Middletown Fire Department, Middletown Fire Police, NJSP Incident Management Team and NJDOT Highway Response Team.

mr sandyhook October 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Then you will complain that people are hitting the post. The post should not be there less people would die.
Buzz October 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM
She was a friend of mine, a good woman, with 2 little girls. I want to thank you for taking out the time to actually comment on this. There are kind hearted people out there. Miss you ER
Suzy November 11, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I grew up on Brainard Ave. I crossed that high way everyday to and from school. We never had these kind of fatalities??? It was such a very safe place to grow up and we walked EVERYWHERE!!
Suzy November 11, 2012 at 01:33 PM
My prayers go out to the families involved.
Mary Ann S. January 15, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Oh how sad to read this,today of all days.The man I loved,&lived with died a year ago on Jan.17th,2012 on this highway,coming home on the south bound side in front of the firehouse.I never saw this article because of the storm Sandy.Very sad to hear of another fatal accident on Rt 36.I know all to well.God Bless the family,and friends of their loss.MAS-K


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