2 dead after Porsche crashes into building’s 2nd floor

The car hit the center median, struck an embankment, and went airborne into the building.

A Porsche is removed form the second story of a building after the convertible went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building early Sunday, killing both of the car's occupants, in Toms River, N.J.
A Porsche is removed form the second story of a building after the convertible went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building early Sunday, killing both of the car's occupants, in Toms River, N.J. –Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police say a convertible traveling at high speed went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building, killing both of the car’s occupants.

Toms River police say the red Porsche Boxster went out of control just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The car hit the center median, struck an embankment, and went airborne into the building.

Police said two Toms River men, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin and 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were deceased when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Police said the structure, which was unoccupied at the time, had been deemed unsafe by a building inspector. Sgt. Vincent Padalino said the building, which is across from Hooper Avenue Elementary School, houses four businesses, including a counseling service and a real estate company.

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