UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Sunday: The motorist who died at the scene of a one-car crash Saturday in Manchester has been identified by Capt. Lisa Parker as David Vignevic, 34, of Suburban Drive in Toms River.
An unidentified motorist died this morning after crashing into a utility pole.
Manchester police Capt. Lisa Parker said the motorist, who has not been identified pending the notification of next of kin, was driving a blue 2004 Honda Accord west on Route 571 at 4:24 a.m. when he left the road and hit a utility pole. The Accord overturned, Parker said, before hitting a tree near Quarry Road.
The motorist was wearing a seat-belt and was traveling alone, Parker said.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Manchester and Ridgeway fire departments assisted police at the scene, as well as paramedics from MONOC, Quality Medical Transport, the Ocean County Criminalistic Investigation Unit and the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office.
The crash is being investigated by Manchester Patrolmen Ian Bole and Antonio Ellis.