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Lower Township Police Department
Tuesday February 5th, 2019 :: 12:12 p.m. EST


Vehicle Strikes House in North Cape May

North Cape May – At approximately 7:50 a.m. on February 5, 2019, the Lower Township Police Department, Town Bank Fire Department and Lower Township Rescue responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving an SUV striking a residence in the 100 block of Pontaxit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that all residents were out of the house and there were no reported injuries.  The sole occupant and driver of the vehicle, Jesse Shaw, 22, of the Villas, was uninjured and able to exit the vehicle prior to police arrival.

Preliminary investigation revealed the above vehicle had first struck a parked motor vehicle, which caused the right front wheel assembly to dislodge from Mr. Shaw’s vehicle. The vehicle then veered off the road to the right, at the corner of Pontaxit Avenue and Kechemeche Street, driving up on the yard and striking the residence causing visible damage to the foundation.  

Lower Township Building Inspector Gary Playford responded to the scene and deemed the residence safe for occupancy. This incident is still currently under investigation by Patrol Officer Jonathan Scheck.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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