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Middle Township PD
Thursday November 16th, 2023 :: 01:31 p.m. EST


Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at approximately 6:29pm, members of the Middle Township Police Department’s Patrol Division were dispatched to the intersection of US9 and Route 47 for the report of a pedestrian motor vehicle crash.  It was learned that Lee Nelson 61 of Rio Grande, was crossing the intersection heading East on Route 47 when he was struck by a vehicle traveling North on Route 9.  The motor vehicle was driven by a 68-year-old male from Mays landing, NJ.  The driver of the motor vehicle was not injured.  Nelson was flown to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for injuries he received as a result of the crash.  Nelson ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center at 7:52 pm.  There were no summons issued as a result of the motor vehicle crash.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Rio Grande Fire Department and Ispira Health Network assisted with the motor vehicle crash.  The Middle Township Crash Team and Major Crimes Unit assisted in the investigation. 

Middle Township PD
31 Mechanic St
Cape May County, NJ 08210

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