hubbard ave mapThe accident occurred at Shadow Lake Drive and Hubbard Avenue. (Map by Google Maps. Click to enlarge)

A Middletown man was killed Tuesday morning when he car struck a utility pole as he suffered a medical episode, township police reported.

Joseph Reene, 59, was heading northbound on Hubbard Avenue at about 10:45 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole in the area of Shadow Lake Drive, police said.

Reene was transported to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, where he was pronounced dead.

Further investigation determined that Reeme suffered a medical issue, police said.

Corporal Nicholas Caprio of the Traffic Bureau is investigating.