Ocean County, NJ detective dies after crash

 Special Operation Group Detective John Scott Stevens (Photo by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Special Operation Group Detective John Scott Stevens (Photo by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

A detective with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has died after he sustained injuries in a one-vehicle crash.

Special Operation Group Detective John Stevens died Wednesday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s office released details of the accident.

His death is the result of a motor vehicle crash on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at approximately 10:53 am.  On that day, Lacey Police Department received a report of a serious one vehicle crash on Dover Road.  The subsequent investigation revealed that Detective Stevens, 44, of Forked River was on duty driving eastbound on Dover Road in a 2004 Honda Civic under-cover vehicle when for some unknown reason he veered abruptly across the westbound lane, off the road striking a tree.

Det. Stevens was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he had remained in critical condition until today.  With family and loved ones at his side he was pronounced at 3:32 this morning.  

Stevens would have served 15 years with the office in April.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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