A person was struck by a vehicle on Oceaan Blvd around 9pm or so. My guess would be that the LBPD and the Monmouth County Prosecutors accident team were investigating/recreating the accident scene for quite a few hours. It takes time to eat 10 dozen donuts these days.
Just read an article on that accident. The woman that was struck by a vehicle being operated by an off duty long branch police officer was pronounced dead at the scene. That's why the long investigation.