Police: 2 killed when Porsche crashes into 2nd story of Toms River building

Posted: Updated:

Two people were killed when a car veered off of a road, went airborne and smashed into the second floor of a real estate office in Toms River early Sunday morning, police say.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on Hooper Avenue. Police say the car, a Porsche Boxster, was going at a high rate of speed when it lost control, hit the median and went flying into an Exit Realty building.

Hooper Avenue was shut down between Indian Hill Road and College Drive as police investigate.

Emergency crews have been able to safely remove the car from the building. It took them hours because they had to work up from the basement to the second floor, adding support beams to the building to make sure it was structurally sound.

The victims have been identified as 22-year-old Braden DeMartin, who was driving the Porsche, and 23-year-old Daniel Foley.

Police say the car was not a stolen vehicle.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."