Speeding Porsche hits median, launches into air and crashes into second floor of New Jersey building leaving two people dead

The occupants of the vehicle, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin, of Toms River, who was driving, and his passenger 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were both declared dead at the scene.


                            Speeding Porsche hits median, launches into air and crashes into second floor of New Jersey building leaving two people dead

Two people died in New Jersey after their speeding car lost control, went airborne, and crashed into the second floor of a commercial building. Deputies from the Toms River Police Department were dispatched to a building at 1466 Hooper Ave at around 6:34 am this past Sunday, November 10, after receiving reports that a 2010 red Porsche Boxter convertible had crashed into a building, according to a press release.

The occupants of the vehicle, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin, of Toms River, who was driving, and his passenger 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were both declared dead at the scene.

During the initial investigation, it was determined that DeMartin was traveling at high speed northbound on Hooper Avenue when he lost control and hit the center median. The vehicle then continued north and struck an embankment, causing it to become airborne and crash into the second story of Exit Realty.



 

 

NJ.com reported that the crash occurred near the intersection of Indian Hill and that the skid marks could be seen across four lanes of the road leading up to the building, which also houses three other businesses, including a counseling service.

Sgt. Vincent Pedalino with the TRPD said the building, which now has a gaping hole in its second floor, was unoccupied at the time of the crash. Toms River Building Inspector John Gerrity deemed the building structurally unsafe after the accident. It remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officers Robert Westfall, David Bartoshek and Mark Nater.

A friend paid tribute to DeMartin and Foley, writing, "RIP Braden DeMartin and Dan Foley. Will never forget the days we spent on the golf course together. Always made everything more fun."

Foley's girlfriend penned an emotional farewell to the 23-year-old. "I loved you with every atom and molecule that make up my body," she wrote. "I will always love you. Our relationship was one of the greatest love stories I will remember. Thank you for being in my life and thank you for showing me how much I could love someone."

Watch a video of the Porsche being removed from the building here:



 

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