Funeral set for Deal police captain

The Deal Police Department says Captain Earl Alexander, 38, died early Saturday morning.

The Deal Police Department says Captain Earl Alexander, 38, died early Saturday morning. (1/3/16)

DEAL - Funeral arrangements have been set for the Deal Police Department captain killed in a car crash.

The department says Captain Earl Alexander, 38, died early Saturday morning.

Alexander was traveling southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue when the vehicle flipped and struck a utility pole.

A wake is scheduled for next Thursday at the Buckley Funeral home in Asbury Park.

Funeral services will follow the next day at Holy Spirit Church.

There is still no word on what caused the accident.

Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-531-1800.

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