A 36-year-old Manahawkin man was killed when his vehicle crashed into the back of a work truck at 9:30 Thursday night.

Stafford Township Police say the accident happened this way:

"A 2015 Ford van operated by Timothy Kohlheim, 36 years old of Manahawkin was traveling west on Route 72 in the left lane of travel. At this time, he collided into the rear of a crash attenuator vehicle preparing to set up for a left lane closure due to construction.

The crash attenuator vehicle was driven by Nicholas Manzoni, 25 years old of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Manzoni, and a passenger, Ric Peters, 24 years old of Little Egg Harbor, NJ sustained minor injuries from the collision. They were both transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment.

Kohlheim sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene."

Route 72 in the area was closed for three hours for accident clean-up. The accident remains under investigation.

SOURCE: Stafford Township Police

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