On January 18th 2018, at approximately 9:54 pm, the Lakewood Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 88 and Clover Street for a report of a pedestrian struck. The subsequent investigation by Lakewood PD and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office found that 2002 Dodge Stratus, driven by Juan Soriano-Ramirez, 25, of Lakewood was traveling east on Route 88 approaching Clover Street when he struck a Hispanic male walking within the east bound travel lane.
The male victim, whose identity and age are yet to be determined, was transported to Kimball Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:37 pm by Dr. Silacci of Kimball Medical Center. Soriano-Ramirez was transported back to police headquarters in continuance of the investigation. The subsequent investigation found Soriano-Ramirez did not have a valid driver’s license. He has been charged with causing the death of Rodriguez while operating a vehicle without a license.