A Little Egg Harbor man, who was the passenger in a single car crash on Wednesday evening, has passed away from his injuries.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that around 5:30 pm Wednesday Stafford Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Stafford Avenue near Hilliard Boulevard.

A 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt being driven by Jeydon Lowe, 24, of Barnegat was traveling eastbound on Stafford Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to the investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Police and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

Lowe then lost control of the vehicle as he was trying to turn right and the rear of the vehicle struck a tree.

He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Southern Ocean County Medical Center for treatment.

A passenger in the front seat of the vehicle Robert Parlin, 24, of Little Egg Harbor was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motor vehicle crash remains under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

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