Infant survives crash that kills mother

    An infant is expected to make a full recovery after surviving a car crash that killed her mother, authorities said.

    Emergency units responded to a single-vehicle crash on near the New Hampshire Avenue and North Maple Avenue intersection in Toms River shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday, discovering a 2015 Honda off the roadway, according to Toms River Police Department spokesman Ralph Stocco. 

    Investigators determined that the driver, Leah Eisdorfer, 28, of Toms River, crossed over the center line and left the roadway, resulting in the vehicle striking the curb and crashing into several trees before coming to rest on its side in a water retention basin, Stocco said. 

    Eisdorfer was pronounced dead at the scene. Her child, a female under the age of one, was secured in a car seat and is currently being treated at a local hospital, the spokesman said, adding that the child is expected to make a full recovery. 

    The Pleasant Plains and Silverton fire companies responded along with the Silverton First Aid Squad and Hatzolah Volunteer First Aid Squad. 

    Det. Randy Petrick and Ofcs. Adam Koeppen, Steve Schwartz, and Robert Westfall are investigating with the assistance of detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI division.

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