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Township of Hamilton
Wednesday September 21st, 2022 :: 07:00 p.m. EDT


Press Release: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at approximately 1241 hours, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Millville Avenue in the area of Pittsburg Avenue for a two car motor vehicle accident. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Toyota Matrix, operated by Justin Vanaman (34) of Rosenhayn, was traveling westbound on Millville Avenue in the area of milepost 25.  The vehicle crossed over the centerline into the eastbound lane where it collided head-on with a 2019 Infinity QX50, driven by Lois Ewen (80) of Milmay.  Vanaman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Ewen was transported to the hospital for serious injuries. 

Traffic was diverted around the area for approximately 4 hours while the accident was investigated, and the debris was cleared.  Township of Hamilton Rescue, AtlantiCare Paramedics, Atlantic County Prosecutors Office, Mays Landing Fire Department, Laureldale Fire Department, Richland Fire Department, and the State of New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office assisted with the on-scene investigation.  

The accident remains under investigation by the Township of Hamilton Police Department. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Ofc. Mandela or Det. Tantum of the Township of Hamilton Police Department at (609) 625-2700.

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-625-1511

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