Authorities responded about 11:25 a.m. to the area of East Asbury-Anderson Road in the township near mile marker 9.8 for reports of a single-vehicle crash. Police say the driver, Vincent Marelli, 18, of Bloomsbury, was driving east in a 2002 Jeep Liberty when he was distracted by something in his vehicle.
Marelli’s vehicle ran off the road, but he twice over corrected his mistake, eventually causing his vehicle to overturn and come to a rest in a field off the road, police report. Marelli was the only person in the vehicle and managed to exit by climbing out the passenger side of the SUV before police arrived.
Although Marelli’s Jeep sustained major damage, he was unhurt, authorities report.
A few hours later, police responded to another rollover crash near the Newbold Apartment complex in the township. Police were in the area for a separate matter about 1:29 p.m. when they heard a crash in the front of the apartment complex, according to authorities.
Police say the driver, 49-year-old David Williams Jr., of Oxford Township, was driving south on Route 31 when he was distracted by something inside his vehicle, causing him to drift into the northbound lanes. The vehicle went into the parking lot of the apartments and struck a rock wall, causing the vehicle to travel up the berm in the lot before flipping onto its left side, according to police.
Williams’ vehicle came to rest against a tree, only feet from the apartments, police said. The 49-year-old was also able to climb out of his vehicle with only minor injuries that were treated at the scene, police report. They say no other vehicles or individuals were struck in the wreck.
Police say a summons was not issued to either driver at the scene of the crashes.