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.
The driver of this sports car had to have been going over 100 miles per hour, lost control, crossed the center divide and was propelled into this building. The Porsche ended up roof down. The driver and a passenger were killed. More later #abc7ny ABC7NY #tomsriver #newjersey pic.twitter.com/wRgeFGNmwQ
— Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) November 10, 2019
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.