Mashon Wilson was sentenced on Monday by Superior Court Judge Steven F. Nemeth based on a previously entered guilty plea to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
Nemeth also sentenced Wilson to 45 days in Ocean County Jail with credit for time served, and suspended his driving privileges for six months, regarding his guilty plea to driving while suspended in connection with the Nov. 28, 2018 motor vehicle crash, Billhimer said.
Wilson also was sentenced to four years in state prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to an unrelated charge of burglary, the prosecutor said. The prison sentences will run concurrently. Wilson pleaded guilty to all charges on Jan. 8, 2021 before Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan.
On Nov. 25, 2018, at about 7 a.m., Lakewood police responded West County Line Road and Cedar Road to investigate a two vehicle crash involving a fatality. Police found that a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban had crashed into a tree; the driver was critically injured, and the passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. Further investigation determined that the other vehicle involved in the collision, a 2018 Nissan Sentra, had fled the scene. Police traced the car to a residence in Lakewood.
At the residence, they located Wilson and two other individuals -- Shayna Lee, 49, and Iyanna Hall, 30 -- both of Lakewood, the prosecutor said.
Lee and Hall told police that Lee was the driver of the Nissan in question, and had left the scene of the accident.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Wilson was, in fact, the driver of the vehicle, and that Lee and Hall had given false statements to police. Lee and Hall were both charged with hindering the apprehension of another by giving a false statement to a police officer, Billhimer said. Their charges remain pending.
Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron handled the case.
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