Dane M. Fante, of Moorestown, died after the car he was the passenger in hit a tree.

A 20-year-old Moorestown man died Saturday after a car veered off the road in Monmouth County and crashed into a tree in the early morning, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 2:39 a.m. when Jose R. Rivera, 21, of Lyndhurst, drove his 2006 Audi AA8 off the road in Ocean Township near the 200 block South Lincoln Avenue, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release.

Dane M. Fante, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:24 a.m., the release said.

Rivera, the driver, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Both Fante and Rivera were students at Monmouth University.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Ocean Township Police Department.

Authorities ask anyone who witnessed the accident or has information on the accident to call Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Sergeant Todd Gregory at 732-531-1800.

Olivia Rizzo may be reached at orizzo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @LivRizz. Find NJ.com on Facebook
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