Motor vehicle accidents: 2 dead in New Jersey

Two people have lost their lives after their vehicle apparently struck the second floor of a business, according to local sources. New Jersey police have responded to this unusual accident that killed two unidentified people. So far, very little information has been released, but as with any motor vehicle accidents, this one is under careful investigation. 

According to the limited information in the report, it appears that around 6:30 a.m. the morning of Nov. 10, a sports car struck the second story of a building located across from an elementary school. The building was previously home to a variety of businesses, including a real estate company and a counseling service. Due to the time of day the accident happened, police say the building was deserted. 

The driver and a passenger in the sports car were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. So far, police working in tandem with the Ocean County prosecutor's office have not been able to determine the cause of the crash. They have not ruled out recklessness, intoxication, negligence or other factors as having possibly contributed to the crash. 

If it is determined the driver was at fault for the accident, no posthumous charges will be filed. However, motor vehicle accidents causing injury or death also fall under the purview of the New Jersey civil court circuit. The family of the deceased passenger may choose to file a wrongful death suit against the estate of the deceased driver. Any evidence of that driver's culpability in the accident can be used to support such a claim. 

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