MIDDLETOWN — A father and his 6-year-old son were killed this morning in a two-car crash near the Middletown-Holmdel border, authorities said.
The father, who was driving a blue Subaru hatchback, was 38-year-old George DiCostanzo of Middletown. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:20 a.m., minutes after the accident, said Marc Lemieux, the director of investigation for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
DiCostanzo’s 6-year-old son, Christopher, was taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank where, at 11:27 a.m., he was also pronounced dead. His 4-year-old sister, Pearl, survived the crash without being seriously injured. She was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
The accident occurred around 10 a.m., and it involved what appeared to be a t-bone collision between the Subaru and a white Jeep Cherokee. The Subaru was left a crumbled mass of metal, with both its passenger side doors smashed in.
Police update of a fatal accident in Holmdel
Emergency responders were alerted to the crash at 10:06 a.m. and shut down both directions on Van Schoick and Galloping Hill Road on the Middletown-Holmdel border, Middletown police spokesman Lt. Neal Hansen said.
The occupants of the Jeep survived, Lemieux said. Driver John McCormack, 44, has non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, 38-year-old Stephanie Pavlicek, also has non-life-threatening injuries, but her’s were considered serious.
Lemieux could not say what led to the crash.
“We’re still investing that,” he said tonight.
Holmdel Police Department is working on the investigation with the prosecutor’s major crime bureau and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Accident Reconstruction Team.
Star-Ledger staff writer Eunice Lee and staff photographer John O’Boyle contributed to this report.