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Second Victim of Cherry Quay Crash Succumbs to Injuries

Death of Steven M. Wilson, 21, brings township's auto death toll to 6 in 2012, double 2011's number

The passenger in a vehicle involved in a Nov. 24 crash on Cherry Quay Road died early Tuesday morning at a local hospital, officials said.

Brick resident Steven M. Wilson, 21, was a passenger in the 2009 Infiniti G37 being driven by Waleed M. Emara, 23, who died at Jersey University Medical Center, Neptune, the day after the accident. Wilson died just after 2 a.m. Tuesday at the same hospital.

Wilson had been listed in critical condition there since the accident occurred, officials said.

Though the investigation into the crash is continuing, Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian said Tuesday that excessive speed and the fact that the occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seat belts "played a significant factor in the extent of their injuries."

An investigation has showed that, after negotiating a curved portion of the roadway, the Infiniti crossed the double-yellow line and continued north in the southbound lane of travel.

In the area of 304 Cherry Quay Road, the driver lost control and subsequently left the roadway, striking a utility pole located on the west side. The vehicle then rolled several times before striking a parked pickup truck.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle and thrown approximately 25 feet north, Bedrosian said.

Witnesses told police they saw the Inifiniti pass them on the opposite side of the road at a high rate of speed. When they caught up to the Infiniti, it had already crashed. The witnesses rendered aid to the victims and called the police, Bedrosian said.

Officer Jay Lampiasi and Bedrosian, of the police department’s Traffic Safety Unit, are continuing the investigation into the contributing factors of the crash. Anyone with information surrounding the crash is being asked to contact the unit at 732-262-1140.

"This tragic double-fatal crash brings the total number of fatalities in the township this year to six," said Bedrosian. "The number of fatalities this year has doubled from last year’s total of three in 2011."

With the holiday season fast approaching, drivers are reminded to be cautious when traveling the roadways, Bedrosian said, reminding drivers to buckle their safety belts.

The Brick Township Police Department will be adding supplemental holiday patrols over the coming weeks to enforce all serious traffic violations, Bedrosian said.

Icdedppl December 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM
This is a very sad day. God Bless the family n friends of these young men. Such a Unnecessary tragic loss.
Bowie Thelonius December 12, 2012 at 01:40 PM
This is so sad. The loss of two young men, who seem like they were kind, wonderful people. Please! Don't speed, wear seatbelts and grow old. No family should have to endure this pain. RIP.
Bricktown Lew December 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
This young man makes the 6th traffic accident fatality of 2012 as opposed to the 3 fatalities of 2011. I hope we are not going to be seeing an escalating trend of more accident fatalities yearly due to the irresponsibility of certain drivers. Motor vehicles are not toys and the public roads are not a private playgrounds. Let's hope we don't have to read many of these stories in the months to come.
Lindsey December 18, 2012 at 03:21 AM
I love you so much Steve you didn't deserve this at all I wish you never entered that car you will be missed by many forever in my heart rest in peace my beautiful angel
Paul January 28, 2013 at 02:23 AM
That stupid idiot was driving doing 90 mph and took your life :( I love you Steve your the last person that this should have happened too you were taken from us to young I will miss you more everyday a brilliant phenomenal handsome loving big hearted soul will forever be missed I hope your having a happy an great time in heaven untill we meet again buddy love u more then you'll ever know <\3:.(

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