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Investigation continues into Marlboro crash that claimed life of young man

MARLBORO – The circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision that claimed the life of a young man from Freehold Township remain under investigation by the Marlboro Police Department.

In response to a Jan. 4 inquiry from the News Transcript, Marlboro Police Capt. Stephen Levy said, “The investigation regarding the fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 4 remains open as we are awaiting toxicology results. At this time no motor vehicle charges or criminal charges have been lodged against anyone involved in the crash.

“I just spoke with Patrolman Michael Morgante from our Traffic and Safety Bureau who is handling the investigation. He advised that the toxicology results should be back to him in a week or two,” Levy said.

Levy previously said Morgante is investigating the collision that occurred at 6 a.m. Nov. 4 on Route 9 north at the border of Marlboro and Manalapan. James Adamo, 20, of Freehold Township, died as a result of injuries he sustained in the collision.

According to Levy, police received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 9 north at a jughandle at the border of Marlboro and Manalapan. The jughandle is in front of an automobile dealership.

Levy said Adamo, who was driving a Nissan Altima, was attempting to make a U-turn at the jughandle to reach Route 9 south. At that time a collision occurred with a Cadillac sport utility vehicle that was being driven by Charles Avella, 39, of Freehold Township.

Avella was traveling in the left lane of Route 9 north when the collision occurred.

Adamo was transported to CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, by ambulance. He was was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Avella was not injured in the collision. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Route 9 was closed in both directions from the Marlboro-Manalapan border to Route 520 in Marlboro while emergency personnel were on scene.

At the time of the incident, police said it did not appear drugs or alcohol were a contributing cause of the collision.

According to an obituary posted online by the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold Borough, Adamo was a graduate of Freehold Township High School, Class of 2019. He is survived by his mother, Karen Adamo; a sister, Jessica Adamo; his maternal grandmother, Kathy Schwerthoffer; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his girlfriend Dani.

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