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Toms River Woman ID’d In Fatal Route 571 Crash

TOMS RIVER – A fatal accident leaves a woman trapped inside her burning car, resulting in her death, police said.

Police and fire units were dispatched to Route 571 near Oak Ridge Parkway around 7 a.m. this morning regarding a crash involving a car on fire and the driver entrapped.

Claudine Silvestri, 52 of Toms River, was driving westbound on Route 571 in the left lane when she suddenly drifted into the right lane, hitting a curb and a guard rail, a witness told police.

The car then veered to the left and entered the oncoming traffic lanes where she collided head-on with a sign truck before her car caught fire.

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