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.