Leah Eisdorfer killed, infant rescued in Toms River crash
Leah Eisdorfer was killed and her infant hospitalized after a crash on New Hampshire Avenue.
About 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, police and medical units responded to the crash near North Maple Avenue. Police determined a 2015 Honda van was heading south, driven by a 28-year-old Toms River woman, according to a statement.
For "an unknown reason," her van crossed the center yellow line and left the road. The van careened over the curb, into several trees, and came to rest on its side in a water retention basin.
The mother was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the statement. Rescue workers crawled inside the overturned car to remove her infant, who was secured in a car seat. The child is being treated at a hospital and is expected to recover.