🔴 Howard Dasheff was crossing Whitesville Road around 8:45 p.m.

🔴 He was wearing dark clothing and crossing outside the crosswalk

🔴 The driver who struck Dasheff stayed at the scene

TOMS RIVER — A man crossing outside a crosswalk was fatally struck by an off-duty police officer on Monday night.

Howard Dasheff, 67, of Brooklyn, was crossing Whitesville Road and Jumping Brook Drive around 8:45 p.m. when he was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro being operated by Scott McIvor Jr., 22, of Jackson, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said.

According to the Jackson Police Department's Facebook page, McIvor joined the department in July 2022 after working in Point Pleasant Beach.

McIvor remained at the crash scene and did not appear to be impaired. He was not charged with any crime, officials said.

Dasheff was taken to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead, according to Billhimer.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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