A 76-year-old Point Borough woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal car accident on an icy Beaver Dam Bridge on Friday morning.
Margaret Brady died in the accident that also caused injuries to three other people, according to a prepared statement released by Brick police late Friday morning.
Two of the injured subjects were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the other injured party was transported to Ocean Medical Center. Police did not release the names or specific conditions of those injured.
"The rapidly deteriorating road conditions contributed to this multi-vehicle event," the statement says.
The Beaver Dam Bridge was closed for approximately six hours while the scene was investigated.
The accident was the most serious of many that occurred Friday, with widespread reports of collisions at least partially caused by icy, slippery roads all over Brick, Ocean County and the state overall.
In Brick, from 7am until 3pm, officers responded to more than 30 motor vehicle accidents.
The Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Unit, The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Support Team, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit, the Point Pleasant Police Department, the Brick Police Emergency Medical Service, the Point Pleasant First Aid Squad, and the MONOC Paramedics all responded to the scene to assist.
The investigation is being conducted by Officer Scott Dierking, Sgt. David Bedrosian, and Officer Jay Lampiasi of the Brick Township Police Traffic Safety Unit.