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A car smashed into the second story of a building in Toms River

A red 2010 Porsche Boxster traveling at “a high rate of speed” on Hooper Avenue launched into the air and smashed into the second story of a commercial building in the 1400 block  early Sunday in Toms River, New Jersey, more than 15 feet from the ground.

Two people, the only occupants of the vehicle, were killed. Twenty-two-year-old Braden DeMartin, who was driving the vehicle, and his passenger, 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were pronounced dead on the scene.The building  houses a real estate office and several other businesses and was unoccupied at the time. The Porsche appeared to bore a gaping hole in the brick building. First responders cordoned off the area. It was unclear exactly how fast the Porsche was going.

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Police said there were no witnesses to the crash, and authorities were waiting to see if the building was structurally sound before going inside. Toms River Building Inspector John Gerrity has deemed the building unsafe. Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating. Cars going airborne in the streets are not a common situation and such accidents are rare. However, sometimes things happen.

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