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Toms River man charged, months after fatal high-speed crash in NJ

A 23-year-old Toms River man has been charged with vehicular homicide, three months after a high-speed crash that killed a Lakewood man, Ocean County District Attorney Bradley Billhimer said.

Investigators found Alejandro Huerta-Arias was traveling at an average speed of 91 miles per hour at the time of the crash, more than double the posted speed limit of 40 miles per hour.

Around 8 a.m. on March 9, Huerta-Arias was traveling north on Madison Avenue in a 2012 Infinity G35 when he hit the 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by 32-year-old Mark Mandel.

Fatal Lakewood crash in March (courtesy The Lakewood Scoop)

Fatal Lakewood crash in March (courtesy The Lakewood Scoop)

Mandel, who was attempting to turn left onto Courtney Road, was pushed through a red light, Lakewood police previously said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Huerta-Arias was taken in for treatment for a broken leg.

He turned himself in to Lakewood Township Police Headquarters on Tuesday and was taken to the Ocean County Jail.

Huerta-Arias was being held there, pending a detention hearing.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]

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