Family grieves loss of Toms River officer 8 months after car crash

- 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.

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