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Toms River Driver, 43, Trapped, Killed After Convertible Snaps Utility Pole, Flips Over

A 43-year-old Toms River man was killed after his convertible snapped a utility pole and flipped over. (Photo Courtesy of Ocean County Scanner News)
A 43-year-old Toms River man was killed after his convertible snapped a utility pole and flipped over. (Photo Courtesy of Ocean County Scanner News) Photo Credit: Courtesy/ Ocean County Scanner News

A 43-year-old man from Toms River was killed on Tuesday after he lost control of his convertible and struck a utility pole head-on, authorities said.

Roy Piazza was driving westbound on Route 571 about 5:10 p.m. when his 2005 Chrysler Crossfire slid across the road and struck the pole head-on at the intersection of Whitesville Road and Leawood Avenue, Toms River police said. 

After the pole broke into three pieces, the Chrysler flipped over, police said.

Piazza was trapped under the Crossfire convertible and had to be extricated by the Toms River Fire Department.

First responders performed CPR on Piazza, according to initial reports. Toms River EMS took Piazza to Community Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The crash is under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater. 

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