The Howell First Aid Squad was one part of a number of first responders that helped at the scene of a crash in Jackson on Wednesday morning.
According to a press release on the Jackson Police Department Facebook page the crash occurred at around 7:38 this morning at the intersection of Toms River Rd. and Sylvia Lane.
The press release reported that a dump truck heading south on Toms River Rd. crossed over the center line of the road and struck a utility pole on the northbound side of the road. The truck then went across the Krauzer's parking lot and crossed over onto Anthony Way where it struck an unoccupied mobile home.
As the truck continued through the home, which was destroyed by the impact, it crashed into another residence at 2 Sylvia Lane. According to the press release the people inside that home were able to escape unharmed.
The driver of the truck, a 58-year-old man who was not identified pending family notification was pronounced dead at the scene after being trapped in the truck when it crashed into the Sylvia Lane House.
Other agencies responding to the scene were the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson First Aid Squad, Quality First Aid, Monoc Paramedics, the Toms River Technical Rescue Team and the Berkeley Hazmat team. The New Jersey State Police Commercial Truck Unit, Office of Emergency Management and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Criminal Investigation also responded to the scene. Representatives from Verizon and JCP&L also reported for utility work.