An off-duty police captain was killed on Saturday morning when his car flipped over and crashed into a utility pole in Ocean Township, authorities said. Capt. Earl B. Alexander the 4th, 38, of Deal, died as a result of his injuries, police said.

A report from the Ocean Township Police Department stated that Alexander lost control of his car as he was traveling south on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue.  Alexander was the Captain of the Deal Police Department.

The collision is being investigated by Officer Alisa Antunez of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Response Team. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-531-1800.

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