24-Year-Old Man Charged with Aggravated Assault by Auto in Wall Township Collision
Wall Township, NJ – A 24-year-old man from Downingtown, Pennsylvania has been charged with aggravated assault by auto following a motor vehicle collision on State Route 35 in Wall Township on October 8, 2023.
The incident occurred on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 6:45 p.m., when the Wall Township Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles with multiple injuries on State Highway 35 and 18th Avenue.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that Mitchell G. Holley, a 34-year-old resident of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima southbound on State Highway 35. He deviated from his lane of travel and entered the northbound lane, colliding with a 2023 Mazda CX3. The Mazda was being 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 treatment.
As a result of the collision, State Highway 35 from Wall Church Road to 18th Avenue was closed in both directions for approximately one and a half hours. During this time, emergency crews conducted extrication and 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, as well as emergency medical crews from Wall Township Police EMS, Belmar EMS, and paramedics from Hackensack Meridian.
Following the toxicology results from the New Jersey State Police Forensic Laboratory, Patrolman Hunter Manning charged Mitchell G. Holley with two counts of aggravated assault by auto (a 3rd Degree Crime), one count of causing serious bodily injury while driving with a suspended driver’s license (a 3rd Degree Crime), driving while suspended, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving. An arrest warrant has been issued for Holley.
It is important to note that despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial where they have all the trial rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and New Jersey State Law.
These developments highlight the seriousness of the incident and the legal consequences that await the accused. The authorities involved have diligently carried out their duties, ensuring the safety and well-being of the affected individuals. The investigation into the collision continues, and further updates will be provided as new information emerges.