A Beachwood man, who also serves as the borough representative for the Toms River Board of Education, was given summonses for reckless driving and failure to maintain a travel lane following an accident on July 6 in Toms River.

Toms River Police say 42-year old Daniel Leonard was heading northbound on Hooper Avenue when he lost control of his 2016 Toyota pickup truck while trying to turn onto Bay Avenue but veered off road and down an embankment before crashing into a tree.

Witnesses say that Leonard was pursuing a white Audi Sedan at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

The accident is being investigated by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer P.J. Gambardella.

It's not known what took place prior to the crash involving a reported pursuit by Leonard of another driver.

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