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Father and Son Killed in Sunday Crash

Two-car accident on Van Schoick Road, on the Middletown-Holmdel border, Sunday morning.

A Sunday morning car accident killed a Middletown man and his 6-year-old son and left his daughter and two others seriously injured, authorities at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux said the two-car crash on Van Schoick Road occurred at 10:09 a.m. when a blue Subaru, driven by George DiCostanzo, 38, of Middletown, and a white Jeep Cherokee, driven by John McCormack, 44, of Middletown, collided.

DiCostanzo’s son, 6-year-old Christopher, and daughter, 4-year-old Pearl were also in the vehicle, LeMieux said. DiCostanzo was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher DiCostanzo was transported to Riverview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:27 a.m.

Pearl DiCostanzo was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Trauma Unit, Neptune, but was expected to survive, according to LeMieux.

McCormack and his passenger, Stephanie Pavlicek, 38, of Middletown, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Holmdel police conducted an investigation at the scene along with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and the county's Serious Collision Accident Reconstruction Team. The mangled cars remained on the roadway through Sunday afternoon, and Middletown police redirected traffic on Van Schoick Road.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact Patrolman Joseph Van Pelt of the Holmdel Police Department at  732-946-4400 or Detective Tim Kerecman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 732-431-7160, extension 7920.

Bryan October 01, 2012 at 09:10 PM
shame on you... shame on you God Bless this family
David Slavico Jr. October 08, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Thats a dangerous road. Too many accidents

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