Lakewood PD

LAKEWOOD — Police say a township woman was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night. 

At 5:01 p.m., officers were called to Shorrock Road for a pedestrian accident. They arrived to find the pedestrian, Irene Perosi, 53, unresponsive in the roadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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A preliminary investigation by Detective Brant Uricks of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Lakewood police found James W. Howell, 66, of Toms River, was driving a 2010 Mazda south on Shorrock Road when he struck Perosi. Police said Perosi was struck in the roadway, where there were no crosswalks and low lighting. 

Howell stopped his vehicle and called 911, police said. He submitted to a blood test as well as a search of his vehicle and his phone as a part of the police investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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