UPDATE: Wall Township Brothers Killed In Early Morning Crash

Michael and Stephan Dushnick killed early Thursday

The two men killed in a crash early Thursday morning on Ramshorn Drive have been identified as two brothers from Wall.

Michael and Steven Dushnick, of Birch Place, were killed when their 2000 Honda Odyssey hit a tree outside 2386 Ramshorn Dr. around 4:27 a.m., said Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The two were pronounced dead at the scene, Webster said.

Michael Dushnick, the driver of the Odyessy, was traveling south on Ramshorn Drive at Paynters Road, crossed over into the oncoming lane, left the road and hit a tree head-on, Wall Police Sgt. Chad Clark said.

Ramshorn Drive between Paynters and Birch Place was closed for several hours because of the crash investigation. It was recently reopened.

Michael Dushnick, a former wrestler and lacrosse player, graduated from Wall High School in 2009. He attended Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Penn.

Steven attended St. Rose High School but transferred to Wall High School, where he graduated in 2006. He later attended The Culinary Institute of America and until recently worked at Old Man Rafferty’s in Asbury Park.

Rachael Web, a manager at Rafferty's, remembered him as a good worker and a talented employee. Web said he left the restaurant to form his own company making portioned out meals for people on the go. 

“He would make healthy meals for people who didn’t have the time to eat right,’’ Web said.

Wall Police encourage anyone that witnessed or has knowledge of the crash to contact Sgt. Clark of the Wall Police Department: 732-449-4500, or the tips line at 732-280-4288.



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Guntoter66 April 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Our entire town is mourning the loss of these young men. Prayers the Family.
momere April 12, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Heartbreaking! Praying for the family.
VoiceofReason April 12, 2013 at 01:23 PM
How awful. Praying for the family.
Sandy April 12, 2013 at 04:18 PM
It is difficult to find the words to say when something so tragic as this happens to two young men with so much promise. Though I did not know them, one of them was in the same graduating year of high school as my own son. I have two sons myself, and my heart goes out to this family. May the warm memories of their lives and the happy, warm memories they have given others bring you some solace to help you through your sorrow.
Joanne April 14, 2013 at 02:43 AM
A parents worst nightmare. The pain and sorrow that I feel for the family can't be expressed. May God help this family. My prayers are with them.


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