Two dead after car crashes into building’s second floor

TOMS RIVER, New Jersey (AP) – Police said a convertible travelling at high speed went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building, killing both of the car’s occupants.

Toms River police said the red car went out of control just after 6.30am last Sunday. The car hit the centre median, struck an embankment and went airborne into the building.

Police said two Toms River men, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin and 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were deceased when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Police said the structure, which was unoccupied at the time, had been deemed unsafe by a building inspector. Sergeant Vincent Padalino said the building, which is across from Hooper Avenue Elementary School, houses four businesses, including a counselling service and a real estate company.

A car is removed from the second storey of a building after the convertible went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a New Jersey commercial building, killing both of the car’s occupants, in Toms River, New Jersey. PHOTO: AP