Student killed following collision

LONG BRANCH – A 21-year-old Monmouth University student involved in a minor traffic accident was killed on Sept. 11 when a third vehicle ran into one of the cars involved.

Victoria Tropper, of Marlboro, was one of the drivers involved in a two-car collision near the intersection of Joline and Fifth Avenue in Long Branch on Wednesday.

She and the other driver got out of their cars and were standing in the shoulder of the road when a third vehicle ran into one of the vehicles, Charles Webster, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman said in a Sept. 12 interview

According to Webster, Tropper, who was driving a Volkswagen Jetta, was involved in a minor accident with an auto driven by Cherry Hill resident Thomas Trianon, who was driving a Toyota Tundra.

Both drivers pulled over to the shoulder of the road, he said, and were standing between the two vehicles when a Dodge Ram driven by 46-year-old Long Branch resident Joseph Stovall struck the rear of one of the vehicles.

Tropper was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 8:26 p.m.

Trianon was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with non-life threatening injuries and was discharged.

According to Webster, Stovall was not injured during the accident.

The county’s Serious Collision Response Analysis Team responded to the accident and an investigation is being conducted.

“The investigation is active and ongoing and there are no charges yet, pending the outcome of the investigation,” Webster said.