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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — A 24-year-old Little Egg Harbor Township man died Wednesday evening after the car he was riding in crashed into a tree, authorities said.

About 5:30 p.m., police responded to a single-car crash on Stafford Avenue near Hilliard Boulevard, according to a news release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Robert Parlin, a passenger in the front seat, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation found Jeydon Lowe, 24, of Barnegat Township, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt east on Stafford Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to the news release. He lost control of the car as he was attempting to negotiate a right turn, and the rear of the car struck a tree.

Lowe sustained minor injuries and was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment, according to the release.

The prosecutor’s Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford police and the county Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are investigating.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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