Toms River, NJ police: 2-car crash leaves 1 dead, 2 critically hurt
TOMS RIVER — Township police said a woman who drove through a red light at a high rate of speed on Route 37 Monday morning hit a vehicle, critically injuring its occupants.
Crystal Calpin, 29, of Toms River, was driving west when police said she failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of Route 37 and Oak Ridge Parkway, colliding with another vehicle traveling south on Oak Ridge Parkway at 8:56 a.m.
Police said Calpin later died from her injuries at Community Medical Center.
Two occupants of the other vehicle were taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital where they were listed in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Calpin’s sister, Jessica, has created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
"To say that we are shocked from this terrible loss is an understatement. Unfortunately, we now find ourselves in a tragedy that we were not prepared for in any way, shape or form. Crystal was loved by many and will be missed so very much. You are with our mom now," Jessica Calpin wrote.
This is the third fatal crash within Toms River on Route 37 this year, according to police.
The accident remains under investigation.
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