A one-car accident in Howell Thursday afternoon has claimed the life of a Freehold man, according to authorities.

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Howell police tell the Asbury Park Press 19-year-old Jordan Piercy lost control on Fairfield Road around 4:30 p.m.. His vehicle drove off the roadway, hitting two trees before traveling back onto the roadway near Vicksburg Court. Piercy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the cause and are asking for the public's help in piecing information together. Contact the Howell Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at 732-938-4575. Ext. 2831 or Patrolman Peter Hochhauser at 732-938-4111.