STAFFORD — The Stafford Township Police Department released a report of a fatal crash that took place on Wednesday evening which resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Little Egg Harbor man.

The accident took place at 5:31 p.m. as the Stafford Police responded to a motor vehicle collision which occurred on Stafford Avenue causing injury to both the driver and passenger.

A 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Jaydon Lowe, 24 of Barnegat was traveling at a high rate of speed on Stafford Avenue when he lost control striking a tree, the police report.

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Lowe suffered a head injury and was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment. The passenger, Robert Parlin, 24 of Little Egg Harbor sustained a fatal injury from the collision.

The incident is under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Justin Pascale and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.