The car accident that killed an Atlantic City icon remains under investigation.
William “Sonny” Lea died Monday night from injuries sustained in the crash.
Lea, 83, had pulled over on the side of the road in the 4000 block of South Black Horse Pike in Monroe Township for an unknown reason, according to the report.
At about 1:30 p.m., Monroe Township police were called to the area, and found that a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado driven by a 39-year-old Sewell resident had struck Lea’s Lexus that was parked on the road’s shoulder, police said. The impact forced Lea’s car into a wooded area, where police found it.
He was removed from the car by the Collings Lake Fire Department.
Lea was treated at the scene by Monroe Township EMS. Paramedics joined in en route to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township.
Once Lea was stable, he was airlifted to Cooper University Health Care in Camden, where he later died of his injuries.
Nynell Langford, the eldest of Lea’s five children, said she was unsure why her father would have been off the road. But she said it could have been for a call, since he would never use the phone while driving.
Police did not release the other driver’s name.
The collision is being investigated by Patrolman John Van Leer. Anyone who may have witnessesed the crash is asked to call Van Leer at 856-728-9800, ext. 583, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Atlantic City is mourning a neighborhood legend. William “Sonny” Lea died from injuries sustained in a car crash Monday afternoon. He was 83. “Sonny was a community giant in Atlantic City,” said City Council President Marty Small, who first knew Lea as a mentor and a champion for children in the community. “He was like … Read more