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Township of Hamilton
Thursday July 1st, 2021 :: 01:00 p.m. EDT


Press Release: Motor Vehicle Crash Investigation

On Monday April 5, 2021 at approximately 1459 hours, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Weymouth Road in the area of milepost 21.9 for motor vehicle crash. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Cadillac SRX, operated by Rachel Huff (27) of Little Egg Harbor, was traveling northbound on Weymouth Road when an unknown vehicle traveling southbound entered the northbound lane. To avoid the collision, Huff cross over the centerline and into the southbound lane before leaving the roadway via the southbound shoulder. Her vehicle continued a brief distance on the shoulder where it struck a utility pole and a tree before coming the position of uncontrolled final rest. 

Huff was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered a serious, non-life threatening injury. Her two daughters, both rear seat passengers, were not properly secured in their car seats and sustained injuries. The one daughter, who was two months old, sustained a serious head injury and was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for further evaluation. Her injuries, although serious, are not considered life threatening. Huff, along with her two-year-old daughter, were transported to Cooper University Hospital via ambulance. 

Also assisting on scene was the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, AtlantiCare EMS and Paramedics, Weymouth Fire Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. 

After a lengthy investigation, including a toxicology analysis of Huff’s blood, it was determined that she was operating under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash. Huff was issued numerous motor vehicle summonses, including driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, failure to wear a seatbelt and two counts of having an improper child restraint system. Huff was also charged with the following criminal charges, which were placed on a summons per New Jersey Bail Reform:

1. Assault by Auto 2C:12-1(c)(2) – 3rd Degree 
2. Assault by Auto 2C:12-1(c)(2) – 4th Degree
3. Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License Causing Serious Bodily Injury 2C:40-22(b) – 4th Degree 

The case remains under investigation by Ofc. Jim Jacobi and Det. Nicole Odell of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. 

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

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Non-emergencies: 609-625-1511

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