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Police Investigating Hit and Run

Crash occurred at a Route 9 intersection on Tuesday afternoon

Toms River police are investigating a Tuesday hit and run crash at the intersection of Cox Cro Road and Route 9. 

Zbigniew Skora, 62, was driving a 2002 Honda when he allegedly struck a traffic signal and tractor trailer stopped on eastbound Cox Cro Road at the Route 9 traffic light at 4:30 p.m., said Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy. 

"Mr. Skora then fled westbound on Cox Cro Road," Mastronardy said. "A witness gave a Pennsylvania plate that police dispatchers were able to trace through department records to a home on Camino Verde."

Skora faces "numerous" motor vehicle offenses following the incident and Officer Charles Grainger is investigating, the chief said. 

The driver of the the tractor trailer, 54-year-old Robert Coccia of Lacey, was not injured, according to Mastronardy. 

Mike L January 23, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Ever notice how many more out of state, other than the volunteers for Sandy, plates there are in our town. I thought it was the law, after moving here to NJ, given a fair amount of time......you had to get Your car registered in New Jersey and get NJ plates. How do we know if these out of state vehicle owners have a license, registration or insurance???? New Jersey is getting to be very lax state and forget about our Township!!!
just me January 23, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I suspect the out of state plates have more to do with NJ's insurance rates.
Irina January 23, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Get'em Charlie.....GREAT police work to Charlie Grainger
. January 23, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Maybe the guy really lives in Pennsylvania.
Tom Pritchard January 23, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Terrific work Charles.

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