Brick resident dies following head-on collision

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An 82 year old Brick man involved in a motor vehicle crash on Highway 35 on June 27 has died as a result of his injuries. [COURTESY OF SOUTH WALL FIRE COMPANY]

WALL TOWNSHIP — An 82-year-old driver involved in last week’s head-on car crash on Route  35 has died from injuries he sustained in the accident, police said.

Paul Yuro, of Brick Township, died on Thursday, July 1, after his vehicle collided with another vehicle driven by Wall Township man, 26, on Route 35 between the Manasquan Traffic Circle and Lakewood Road.

The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. on June 27, when a 2017 BMW being driven southbound by the Wall man collided with a 2013 Toyota Camry traveling being driven northbound by the Brick man, according to Wall Township police.

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Mr. Yuro had to be extricated from his vehicle by the South Wall Fire Company and was transferred to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by Wall Township Police EMS before he succumbed to injuries described as serious.

The crash shut down traffic in the area for over three hours.

The cause of the accident still remains under investigation, police said, and no charges have been filed.

“The collision is still under investigation by the Wall Township Police Department, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, therefore no charges have been filed yet,” Capt. Gregory Carpino told The Coast Star.

The Wall Township Police Department, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team investigated the collision. The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Department of Transportation Emergency Response Team also responded to the scene.

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