MARLBORO – Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital on the afternoon of Jan. 8.
Marlboro police said that at 4:24 p.m., officers responded to Ryan Road to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash.
When the officers arrived, they discovered that a 2001 Jeep Cherokee that had been traveling east on Ryan Road had left the road in the area of Cross Ridge Circle and struck a tree. Police said the occupants were trapped in the vehicle.
The driver, Yoshio Dominguez-Romero, 23, of Freehold Borough, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, by a medical helicopter.
The passenger, Faustino Mendez-Romero, 49, of Freehold Borough, was transported by the Marlboro First Aid Squad to CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, for treatment of what police described as non-life threatening injuries.
No additional information about the two individuals was available in the days following the crash.
Ryan Road was closed for about three hours while the accident was being investigated. Police Cpl. Brandon Stacey of the Traffic and Safety Unit is investigating the crash.
Responding to assist police at the scene were the Marlboro Fire Department, the Gordons Corner Fire Company of Manalapan, the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company of Marlboro, the Marlboro First Aid Squad, MONOC paramedics and a North Star Medevac helicopter provided by the New Jersey State Police.