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Lower Township Police Department
Friday May 14th, 2021 :: 02:43 p.m. EDT


LTPD - Fatal Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash

Lower Township - Lower Township Police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on May 13, 2021 at approximately 2:28 p.m. on Bay Drive in the Cape May Beach section of the Township. 

Initial investigation revealed John M. Baldwin, Jr. 65, of Cape May Beach, was crossing Bay Drive on foot when a 2013 Ford Escape that was traveling southbound struck him.  It was initially reported via 911 that a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle and that the victim sustained severe injuries. 

Mr. Baldwin was treated for life threatening injuries and ultimately succumbed to injuries on scene. 

This is currently an open and ongoing investigation. 

Also assisting on scene were the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lower Township Police Administration and the Detective Bureau, Town Bank & Villas Fire Departments, AtlantiCare MICU Medic 5 Unit, and Lower Township EMS.

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

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

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