Porsche crashes into Shore building’s second floor, killing 2
Police say a luxury sports car crashed into the second floor of a Jersey Shore professional office building, killing two people.
Police say a luxury sports car crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey professional office building, killing two people.
Toms River police say the red Porsche hit the building at 1466 Hooper Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and lodged into the second story.
Authorities say the driver was traveling at high speed, hit the center median, and struck an embankment before entering the building. Pictures posted on social media show skid marks across the roadway and heading toward the building.
Two Toms River men, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin and 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were discovered dead inside the vehicle when emergency responders arrived at the scene, according to police.
Sgt. Vincent Padalino says the building, which is across from Hooper Avenue Elementary School, was unoccupied at the time. It has been deemed unsafe.
He says the building houses four businesses, including a counseling service and a real estate company.
Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office continue to investigate. Hooper Avenue was closed for hours after the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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