MIDDLETOWN TO AUTOPSY CRASH VICTIM

Video of Sunday’s one-car fatal crash on Navensink River Road in Middletown shows the vehicle ablaze in a driveway. Police said the driver, who was traveling alone, struck a fire hydrant before smashing into a stone gatepost at about 3:18 a.m.

Authorities expect to positively identify the victim following an autopsy Monday, said MTPD spokesman Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger.

[Update, November 11, 2014: Middletown police identified the victim as Walter Burke, 43 from the Hillside section of the township.]

[Update November 12, 2014: The item above refers to a video that has been removed in response to requests by friends and loved ones of Walter Burke. The video is available for those wish to view it on redbankgreen’s YouTube page.]

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