Three people died in crashes in Jackson and Toms River on Thursday afternoon.

The driver of a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder lost control on Faraday Avenue in Jackson around 3:30 p.m. crossed Houston Avenue and hit a utility pole, according to Jackson police Sgt. George Vidalis.

Both the passenger and driver, the only occupants in the car, were pronounced dead at the scene, Vidalis said. The identities of the deceased were not disclosed pending notification of family.

Toms River police respond to a crash on Route 37 (Ocean County Scanner News)

Shawn Mathewson, 34 of Kearny rear ended a 2016 Chrysler while driving his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle around 5:10 p.m. on Route 37 eastbound near Vaughn Ave, according to Toms River police spokeswoman Jilliam Messina. He was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River where he passed.

The Chrysler, driven by Ayesha Mirandaalves, 18 of Newark, was stopped for traffic when she was struck.

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