Female bicyclist killed, driver injured in search in Ocean County, New Jersey

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WPVI) — Authorities are searching for the driver involved in a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist Sunday in Ocean County.

It happened on Farmingdale Road in Jackson Township, New Jersey around noon.

Police say they were called to the scene of a cyclist accident.

Through the investigation, authorities said a 2017 Audi A4 was traveling on Farmingdale Road when it swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a red SUV.

As the Audi swerved, police say the vehicle struck a bicyclist in the left lane.

According to reports, after hitting the cyclist, the Audi driver overcorrected and crashed into a tree.

According to police, the red SUV continued down Farmingdale Road after the collision and fled the scene.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The driver of the “Audi” was taken to the state medical center with minor injuries.

Investigators believe the vehicle that caused the crash may have been a red or brown colored Hyundai. According to the police, the driver is believed to be a woman with a young child.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Jackson City Police at 732-928-1111.

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