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Township of Hamilton Police
Sunday February 3rd, 2019 :: 07:59 p.m. EST


Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On Sunday February 3rd 2019 at approximately 1:58 pm, officers from The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the intersection of Harbor Avenue and Township Avenue for a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 Honda Shadow Motorcycle, operated by Timothy A. Purelli (52) of Mays Landing, was traveling northbound on Harbor Avenue when he was struck by a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, which was operated by Jennifer Hines (39) of Egg Harbor Township. Hines was attempting to make a left turn onto Township Avenue from Harbor Avenue southbound when the collision took place.

Purelli sustained serious-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point where he succumbed to his injuries. Hines was not injured and was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Traffic was diverted around the area for approximately two hours while the accident was investigated and the scene was cleared of debris. Also assisting at the scene were the Hamilton Township Rescue Squad and AtlantiCare Paramedics.

The crash remains under investigation by Ofc. Jacobi and Det. Robison of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. 

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

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

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