TOMS RIVER, NJ (WTXF) - A local family is grieving the loss of a Toms River police officer months after a car crash.
The department says patrolman Brett Hansen passed away on Friday.
Authorities say Hansen was off-duty when his car crashed into a truck on the Garden State Parkway eight months ago. He underwent several surgeries, but never fully recovered.
Hansen joined the department in 2015.
He was only 28 years old.