1/23/18 UPDATE: The driver in the fatal car accident last week has been identified by Toms River Police as Brandon Ayala, 53, of the Bayville section of Berkeley Township.

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The driver behind the wheel of a single car crash in Toms River Monday night dies from their injuries.

Police say the driver of a 2006 Mini Cooper struck a tree causing extensive damage near Washington Street and Clifton Avenue around 8:50 pm while heading eastbound.

The driver, who police say is not the registered owner of the car was found deceased when emergency crews and police arrived on the scene.

A passenger in the car suffered multiple undisclosed injuries and was hospitalized for treatment.

The moments leading to the accident are under investigation.

Further information including an identity of the driver and current condition of the passenger are not currently available as police inform the driver's family.

The crash investigation is being conducted by Toms River Traffic Officers Mark Nater and David Bartoshek.

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