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Van Overturns in Toms River Neighborhood, 3 Injured: Cody Diaz, Matthew Diaz, and Kevin Murray

Toms River, NJ — Three young men were all injured and taken to a hospital earlier on Thursday morning of last week (July 23, 2015) after their white van (possibly a work van) was in a rollover accident. The accident happened at roughly 5:00 a.m. and the victims have been identified as Kevin Murray, Cody Diaz, 21, and Matthew Diaz, 25.

According to the news reports so far, it appears that Cody Diaz was driving the van at about 5:00 a.m. last Thursday morning, with both Kevin and Matthew as passengers.

As he neared Duchess Court in the van, the vehicle somehow lost control and veered off the side of the road, where it popped a curb and overturned at least once.

The van was badly damaged and both Cody Diaz and Kevin Murray were actually ejected from their seats. Police said that the van landed right-side up.

At the last update, Kevin and Cody were still inc critical condition, and it’s not clear how badly Matthew Diaz was harmed. The cause of this wreck is still under investigation. It’s not clear who the van belonged to or if it was owned by a company.

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Map of the Accident

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