TOMS RIVER - Police have identified the drivers involved in a fatal three-car crash at 7 a.m. Thursday.‚Äč

There were two parts to the crash, police said. In the first, 60-year-old Michael Gormley of Lanoka Harbor and 34-year-old Jack Kennedy Jr. of Jackson collided head-on after Kennedy crossed over the center line of Whitesville Road, according to police spokesman Ralph Stocco. Dawn Kavchok, 45, of Manchester, who was driving behind Gormley, tried to steer around the crash but could not.

Gormley died of his injuries. Toms River and Silverton EMS took Kavchok to Community Medical Center in Toms River and Kennedy to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Stocco said.


Alex N. Gecan: 732-643-4043; agecan@gannettnj.com