Jul 25, 2023

Ocean NJ: Li Wang ID'd as cyclist killed at Roller and Deal roads

OCEAN TOWNSHIP−Authorities have identified the woman killed in a crash at the intersection of Roller and Deal roads Friday morning.

Li Wang, 62, was riding her Schwinn bicycle on the sidewalk along Roller Road shortly before 8:30 a.m. when she stopped for a traffic light at the intersection. According to a preliminary investigation, as she tried to cross Deal Road on a green light while inside the crosswalk, she was struck by a 2017 Ford E-350 Econoline box truck driven by a 33-year-old Keyport man, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said in a statement.

The box truck had been traveling south on Roller Road and turned left onto Deal Road on a green light when the collision occurred, he said. The name of the man, who was not injured, was not released.

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Wang was thrown 25 yards from the crosswalk. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 10:15 a.m.

No summonses have been issued in the case, which is still being investigated.

Santiago is urging anyone who witnessed the crash or has information concerning it to call Detective Brian Boryszewski of the prosecutor's office at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Department Sergeant Alisa Martinez at 732-531-1800.

Ken Serrano covers breaking news, crime and investigations. Reach him at 732-643-4029 or [email protected].

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