Man killed in head-on crash after fleeing other NJ collision

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Authorities say a driver was killed in a head-on crash shortly after he had fled the scene of another collision.

A man rear-ended a car, drove away and soon sideswiped another car before fatally crashing into a third car.(Ocean County Sheriff’s Office)

Lakewood police say German Alonso Velasquez Gonzalez rear-ended another vehicle on Route 88 around 8:40 p.m. Saturday. They say the 41-year-old Toms River man then drove away and soon sideswiped another car before crashing into the third car.

Velasquez Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on crash. Five people in the other car were hurt, but none of their injuries were considered life-threatening.

Three people in the sideswiped car were also taken to the hospital as a precaution but were soon released.