SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Saturday June 22 at approximately 6 a.m. Ship Bottom police were notified of an "erratic driver" going South on Long Beach Boulevard at over 100 mph.
The driver was a 60 year old man from Conshohocken, PA who was driving a four door Toyota.
The driver had passed police in excess of 100mph on Long Beach Blvd.
"That officer and officers from another jurisdiction turned around to maintain observations of the Toyota at a safe distance as it continued into Ship Bottom," said the press release, "there was no vehicle pursuit, whatsoever."
According to the release, the Toyota entered Ship Bottom and became involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Long Beach Blvd and 11th Street.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Toyota was traveling at an extreme rate of speed and impacted a Roselle Garbage Truck and a Ford pickup, said police. Both vehicles impacted were stopped at the red traffic signal at the intersection, with the dump truck in the right lane and pickup in the left.
The driver of the Toyota was transported to the Southern Ocean Medical Center where he was then pronounced dead.
Long Beach Blvd was closed from 9th Street to 12th Street for approximately 5 hours.
The accident is still under investigation.
All information provided from the offical press release from Ship Bottom Police Department.