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Township of Hamilton Police
Thursday December 20th, 2018 :: 10:42 a.m. EST


Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On Thursday December 20th 2018 at approximately 2:51 am, officers from The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Millville Avenue in the area of Wheeling Avenue for a single-car motor vehicle crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling westbound on Millville Avenue in the area of milepost 25.5 when it left the roadway via the westbound shoulder and struck a tree. The vehicle had two occupants, a 24/m from Bridgeton, who sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City by the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad. The other occupant, a 25/m from Bridgeton, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identities are being withheld, pending notification to a next of kin. Neither occupant was wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Traffic was diverted around the area for approximately four hours while the accident was investigated and the scene was cleared of debris. 

Also assisting at the scene were the Mays Landing and Laureldale Fire Departments, along with the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. The incident is currently under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact Det. Armitage or Ofc. Jacobi of the Township of Hamilton Police Department at (609) 625-2700 ext. 1.

Township of Hamilton Police
6101 13th St
Hamilton Township, NJ 08330

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-625-2700

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