LACEY TOWNSHIP – A woman was killed in a crash Thursday morning on Route 539, authorities said.
Suzanne Kessler, 54, of Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene after a Cadillac DeVille traveling north on the highway just before 6 a.m. drifted into the southbound lanes and struck the Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving head on, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
The driver of the DeVille, Kenneth Busardo, 27, of Barnegat, suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment, according to the prosecutor’s office. He was taken to Southern Ocean County Hospital to have his blood drawn for analysis, authorities said.
No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing pending blood lab resu