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UPDATE: Manchester Crash Victim Identified

David Vignevic, 34, succumbed to injuries after crashing into utility pole and overturning vehicle

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. 

Laci November 25, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Sad. Another reason why power, cable and communication lines should be underground. Then again, if it wasn't a utilty pole, it would of been a tree.
martin November 25, 2012 at 04:05 AM
you people are unrealistic it would cost a hundred times the price to install utilities underground and still have service issues with acidity in the ground and other issues like high water table its unrealistic even contimplate it are you gonna pay .... i didnt think so
tracy rosell November 25, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Really..someone has lost their life and thats your comment wheres the compasion people
Friend of Dave November 25, 2012 at 07:57 PM
As a lifelong friend of the deceased, thank you Tracy for having a soul. Laci and Martin, may you never have to read about the death of someone you love and find comments as inexcusably insensitive as yours.
Lori November 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM
He was a well liked teacher at Central, I know my daughter and friends are very sad about losing someone they respected and loved so much, I hope his family knows how much he was loved by the students whose lives he touched. R.I.P. Mr. V.
. November 25, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Didn't know him, but it is a sad thing. May he rest in peace.
Xana Smith November 25, 2012 at 09:38 PM
That was my social studies teacher last year...
Paige weaver November 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM
He was my home room teacher last year. Every school day this year we would pass each other in the hall and say hi and sometimes give eachother a hug. He was and incredibly super nice man who didn't deserve this. I love you mr.vignevic. Rest in peace. I will see you one day. To the best teacher ever
Paige weaver November 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Oh and to the Martin guy up there. Shame on you. If that's all you can think of about my teachers death, then you shouldn't write at all. I know we're untitled to our opinion but that's sick. How would you feel if that were you and someone wrote that about your death. If you were to look down from heaven and see that someone wrote that about you. That is careless and stupid. Epesically if your a grown up. Shame shame shame. I'm sorry if you saw that mr.v. Cause whoever wrote that is a careless jerk
Chris Viscel November 26, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I can't believe he is gone. Its so sad like wow my teacher died im so upset. he was my social studies teacher this year .. man i loved him as a teacher... best teacher ever Mr. Vignevic... Rest In Peace To the greatest teacher ever mr. V :( . CRMS & CRHS Love you... Well i know i did
Kate Viggiano Janich November 26, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Dave was a lovely person who left an imprint on anyone who received one of his warm smiles accompanied by his sparkling eyes. My heart and prayers go to his loved ones.
Mike November 26, 2012 at 02:31 AM
RIP Mr. V, one of the best at CRMS .. your "kids" will miss you terribly.. our prayers are with your family
Jessica November 26, 2012 at 05:33 AM
this is sad....I had him almost 7 years ago... he was an awesome person and it is truly sad....I send my prayers out to his family, for I know how close it is to the holidays and after hurricane sandy, they probably need it. I wish they stay strong and know he will be missed.
Sherry Kriss-Dillane November 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Friend of Dave...Let me tell you a little story...This strikes you right in the heart. So sad, he was my son's teacher last year 2011-2012.. My son has Type 1 diabetes and it affects them in many ways, including their learning ability from high/low blood sugars. Mr. Vignevic was that understanding, caring and supportive teacher, right on top of caring for him when we couldn't. If he didn't know something, he would e-mail me or call to ask. He would never ever let Deven go to the nurse alone if he was too high or too low or showing signs, he would himself escort him or have a student. He was also a fair and fun teacher, remembering the stories our son would come home with and how he made them laugh. He just said to me, "Mom, I would peek in his room everyday after lunch (this year) and say hello since I pass his classroom" He would always smile and say hello back to him!! He will be greatly missed.. RIP to a wonderful teacher, friend and human being.... You will never be forgotten.
Sherry Kriss-Dillane November 26, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Mr. Vignevic will be greatly missed... :( A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.
Matt November 26, 2012 at 03:06 PM
We used to play street hockey, and he was one hell of a golfer. If you didn't know him, you missed out on knowing a great person. Dave will be missed.
Jay November 26, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I grew up with Dave. We were on the high school wrestling team together. He was the type of guy that could always bring laughter to a 95 degree wrestling room 2 hours into practice. Rest in Peace Viggy. You will be missed.
John November 26, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Matt... I am not sure I ever had the chance to play street hockety with him... but I have been humbled on the golf course by him. Dave was a great guy who always went out of his way to make you feel welcome. The world lost a great spirit.
Brandon Flora November 26, 2012 at 04:33 PM
rest in peace mr.v i dont know what else to say but that you were always there for me and you were really nice
Cindy Burton Schuhmann November 26, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I grew up skating with his mom. Carol and the whole Vignevic family, so sorry to hear this terrible news. A sweet and loving family, so sad. All of your skating family is thinking of you all today.
Brian spina November 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Im 14 years old my name is brian spina and he was my teacher back in 7th grade im now in ninth i couldnt believe it i had seen pic of the crash on instagram i didint belive it until i heard his name on the news he was the best social studies teacher ever he loved me and now that he is gone its heartbreaking that my friend and teacher died i miss u and i hope i see u when i get up there R.I.P mr.vignevic
Brian spina November 27, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Ps now im doing great in history thanks to u now u can watch all the football u want even watch them in person u were also a great wreastling coach we will miss u forever
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