Updated levaya info below – change of location: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a 17-year-old Lakewood bochur , who was tragically killed earlier this evening after being hit by a car on Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood, NJ. The name of the niftar will be reposted once it is confirmed that all family members have been notified.
The accident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. when a car, described as a black Nissan or Toyota, struck the bochur near Washington Square, close to the intersection of Cedar Bridge Avenue and Millville Avenue, according to Lakewood police Sgt. Joseph Goertz. Investigators do not know whether the victim was attempting to cross the intersection or was on the sidewalk when he was struck, Goertz said.
Police are searching for the driver involved in the hit-and-run. Police said the car sustained damage to its windshield and front end as a result of the fatal crash. The bochur was taken to Kimball Medical Center on Route 9/River Avenue in Lakewood.
Levaya details will be posted when they have been finalized.
Yehi zichro boruch.
5:56 a.m. EST: The niftar, habochur Shalom Werther, is a son of Rabbi and Mrs. Shabsi and Chani Werther of Lakewood, renowned mechanchim and respected members of the community. The Werther family lived in Milwaukee, Southbend and Virginia, and now lives in Lakewood.
The levaya will take place today, Tuesday, at 12 p.m., at Khal Zichron Yaakov on Sunset Road in Lakewood, NJ. Kevurah will take place at the bais hakevaros in Deans, NJ.
10:40 a.m. EST: The location of the levaya has been changed. The levaya will be held at Bais Shaindel, located at 685 River Avenue, at 12 p.m.