TOMS RIVER — A mother killed in a car crash in Toms River on Wednesday morning was near her home when the accident occurred, authorities said.
Toms River police identified the dead woman as Leah Eisdorfer, 28, of Toms River.
The woman's baby daughter, who hasn't yet turned 1, was strapped into her car seat and although injured, is in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery, said Ralph Stocco, spokesman for the police department.
The child was a passenger in the vehicle and had to be pulled out by rescue workers, police said.
Eisdorfer's 2015 Honda Odyssey flipped over in the single-car accident Stocco when she was driving south on New Hampshire Avenue at 11:15 a.m. and for some unknown reason the minivan crossed the center yellow line and ran off the road, police have said. It went over a curb and crashed into several trees before it came to rest on its side in a water retention basin. Emergency workers rescued the baby while the car was still on its side, Stocco said.
Stocco said Eisdorfer and her family had just moved to Toms River within the past month. The crash occurred near her home, he said.
Eisdorfer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Source:By MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on March 09, 2016 at 5:51 PM, updated March 10, 2016 at 8:46 AM