[Update, November 11, 2014: Middletown police have identified the victim as Walter Burke, 43 from the Hillside section of the township.]
By JOHN T. WARD
The vehicle caught fire in the accident, which occurred at about 3:18 a.m. along the 700 block of the road, said Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger, spokesman for the township police department.
Google Maps shows that as a stretch of the road between Club Way and McLee’s Road.
The identity of the driver was not released because authorities hadn’t yet notified next-of-kin, Dollinger told redbankgreen.
There were no passengers in the vehicle, he said.
The department’s traffic safety bureau is investigating.