Wall Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Saturday, October 7, 2023, that resulted in multiple injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Highway 35 and 18th Avenue in Wall Township, NJ. The collision involved two vehicles, a 2011 Nissan Altima and a 2023 Mazda CX3.
According to the investigation conducted on the scene, the Nissan Altima, driven by Mitchell G. Holley, a 34-year-old resident of Linburn, Georgia, was traveling southbound on State Highway 35. Holley veered out of his lane and entered the northbound lane, where he collided with the Mazda CX3. The Mazda was operated by a 39-year-old male and occupied by a 31-year-old female, both from Point Pleasant. Emergency crews had to extricate all occupants from their vehicles, and they were subsequently transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for medical treatment.
Due to the severity of the collision, State Highway 35 was closed in both directions from Wall Church Road to 18th Avenue for approximately an hour and a half. During this time, emergency crews conducted extrication and provided medical treatment, while crash investigators processed the scene. Responding to the incident were fire and rescue crews from West Belmar Fire Department, Glendola Fire Department, and South Wall Fire and Rescue. Additionally, emergency medical crews from Wall Township Police EMS, Belmar EMS, and paramedics from Hackensack Meridian were present.
Further investigation revealed that Mitchell G. Holley was operating the Nissan Altima with a suspended driver’s license. He was issued motor vehicle summonses for reckless driving and driving while suspended. Criminal charges are pending the results of toxicology tests.
The Wall Township Police Department is currently investigating the collision. Authorities are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and provide information. Witnesses can contact Patrolman Hunter Manning or Captain Chad Clark at (732) 449-4500.
It is important to note that despite the charges against Mitchell G. Holley, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial that grants them all the trial rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and New Jersey State Law.
In other news, an image of a police car related to the incident has been shared. The image shows the police car at the scene of the collision. No further details were provided regarding the image.