A 29-year-old woman was killed late Thursday night after police say she tried to cross a busy intersection against a traffic light.
Laura L. Voll, a Brick resident, died after being struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo being driven by Kelly E. George, 21, of Point Pleasant, at 11:36 p.m. Thursday night.
Voll attempted to cross the intersection of Brick Boulevard and Molly Lane against the traffic light and outside of the marked crosswalk, according to a statement by Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian.
George was traveling southbound on Brick Boulevard and had the right of way when Voll was attempting to cross the intersection from the area of the Bay Harbor Shopping Center, the northeast corner of the intersection, Bedrosian said.
George's vehicle struck Voll about 30 feet south of the marked crosswalk, Bedrosian said, and the impact sent her 100 feet further south. She landed in the third travel lane of Brick Boulevard.
George then pulled over the Chevrolet and eventually pulled into the Yorktown Plaza shopping center.
Voll was transported to while CPR was being administered, but succumbed to her injuries after arriving at the hospital.
Bedrosian and Officer Jay Lampiasi of the Brick Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit responded and are conducting the crash investigation. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene as well.
The roadway was shut down for approximately two hours as the investigation took place, police said.
In addition to township police, Brick Police EMS, MONOC paramedics and the Breton Woods fire company responded to the scene. Brick police officers Ryan Talty and James Iannarone were the first arriving units on the scene.
Anyone with information surrounding the crash is asked to contact the traffic safety unit at 732-262-1140.