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Man Killed in Jackson Mills Road Crash

Three cars involved in fatal Freehold Township accident.

A three-car accident on Jackson Mills Road Tuesday afternoon killed one man and left two people injured.

Ronald Girard was travelling northbound on Jackson Mills Road in a Chevy van when he collided with Lexus sedan driven by Jackson resident Rona Stein at 2:09 p.m., according to a press release issued by Lt. Dean Smith of the Freehold Township Police Department.

Stein was travelling southbound on Jackson Mills Road near Tree Top Circle when her vehicle appeared to have crossed over the center line and crashed into Girard, according to Smith.

Girard's van then veered into the southbound lane and hit Wei Oiu's Toyota pickup head-on, Smith said in the release.

Girard was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark at 2:41 p.m. Stein and Oiu were transported to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township and released.

Freehold Township police, the Freehold Township Independent Fire Company and Howell's Adelphia Fire Company responded to the accident scene, with MONOC Paramedics and MONOC Basic Life Support Units providing first aid.

A section of Jackson Mills Road was closed at Georgia Road following the accident as Freehold Township police, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the Monmouth County Serious Collision and Reconstruction Team investigated, Smith said.

The Freehold Township Police Department has requested any witness contact Officer James Kolis or Detective John Catron at 732-294-2110.

beth June 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
There WAS a fatality-my brother-in-laws father! It has devastated the family and friends of him, and it wasnt even his fault, and no one else was seriously injured, let alone deceased!
nascarfan June 06, 2012 at 03:12 PM
First, my condolences to everyone, Beth. May you all find the strength to get through this. Secondly, this seems to be happening a lot lately, cars crossing into the oncoming land of traffic, and causing serious and fatal accidents. People need to put their toys away and start paying attention to their driving. I don't know if cell phoning or texting was the cause of this horrible accident, but apparently, for some reason, Ms. Stein wasn't paying attention to her driving and because of that, a family has lost a loved one and she has to live with this for the rest of her life.
nascarfan June 06, 2012 at 11:54 PM
There's a story on the APP website about another accident on Jackson Mills Road that required the road to be closed today.
Jim Garcia June 09, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Living here off of Jackson Mills for the last 16 years, I have seen more accidents a block from my home than I have seen in my lifetime on the Garden State Parkway. With all of the new development off Jackson Mills, you would think the 'authorities' would reconsider the speed limit on the road, and the possibility of some 4-way Stops or lights. Off the corner of Stonehill alone, I have witnessed 6 accidents. How many have to die or be paralyzed befor something is done about this. It's not the cell phones, or toys. This was going on frequently back in '96. People fly down Jackson Mills like it was their birthright to never slow down for anyone trying to enter the intersection. It boggles my mind.
alan broder August 29, 2012 at 09:27 AM
The law has to imose at least a $1000 dollar fine for anyone caught texting or have the cell phone up to their ear. This has to be strictly enforced as it can definitely help save innocent lives. I see time after time on the parkway during rush hour people with their cell phones to their ear talking and never putting it down while doing 80 to 90 miles per hour. Enforce that cell phone law and you will see a big drop in the accidents and death by auto rate, guaranteed! People who are driving don't just drift to the middle of the road unless they are on the cell or drunk.

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