A Toms River man was airlifted to a local hospital due to injuries he sustained in a crash on Route 70 early Wednesday.

According to Toms RIver Police, the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. When Traffic Officer Kenneth Thomas responded to the scene, he conducted an investigation and found that Ariel Vega, 36, was traveling east on Royte 70 in a 2005 Honda when he made a left turn in front of a tractor-trailer being driven by 37-year-old Stephen Thomas of Glassboro, who had been heading west on the same roadway.

"The Honda was struck by the front of the truck resulting in serious injuries to Mr. Vega," police said in a statement.

The crash took place near the intersection of Whitesville Road, police said.

Vega was transported by medivac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries. His condition is not known.

Police have not responded to inquiries regarding any charges or summonses as a result of the crash.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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