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Police investigating what caused Ventnor man to crash into AutoZone

Two people were injured when a truck crashed into the AutoZone in Ventnor Heights on Monday night. Police are still investigating what caused Orest Zabihach, 38, of Ventnor, to crash into the storefront just after 6 p.m. The truck jumped the curb on Wellington Avenue, traveled across the parking lot and then jumped the sidewalk in front of the store and crashed through the large front window, witnesses said. Customer Kevin Ramirez, 33, of Atlantic
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‘Flash freeze’ causes multi-vehicle crash on Delilah Road overpass

A flash-freeze on the Delilah Road overpass caused several cars to lose control Tuesday night in Absecon. A total of 14 vehicles were involved, police said. Delilah Road at Route 30 was closed while the scene was investigated and cleared. Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to are hospitals. Atlantic County responded and salted the road, which was reopened by about 10 p.m. A flash freeze is when road dampness freezes after a
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Millville man seriously injured in Hamilton Township crash

A Millville man was seriously injured when his car went into oncoming traffic on Route 40 in Hamilton Township on Tuesday. Jihad Ali was traveling east when his blue Ford Escord crossed the center painted median into the westbound lane, police said. Ali’s car collided with a white Nissan Exterminator truck driven by Louis Vallies, of Elmer. Ali was seriously injured and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Vallies had minor injuries and
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Bridgeton man rear-ends Hamilton Township police car

A Hamilton Township police officer was injured when his patrol car was rear-ended early Sunday morning. Officer R. Brady was traveling west on Mays Landing-Millville Road when a car driven by Marshawn Sudler crashed into him, police said. Sudler, 23, of Bridgeton, lost control of his vehicle and struck the rear of the patrol car, causing significant damage to both vehicles, according to the report. Both men were wearing seat belts. Brady sustained minor injuries
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Two killed in Hamilton Township Christmas day crash

Two people were killed in a crash on the Black Horse Pike in Hamilton Township late Monday afternoon, police said. Lorri Thomas, 45, of Collingdale, Pa., was traveling east  on the Black Horse Pike near milepost 38, when the car crossed the center line for unknown reason just before 3 p.m., and crashed head on into a westbound car driven by Carol Badgley, 52, of Seaville, police said. Thomas, who was not wearing a seatbelt,
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Man arrested after crashing stolen truck into Atlantic City building

A Somers Point man was injured after he allegedly crashed a stolen truck into several Atlantic City stores while intoxicated. The crash at about 4:30 Christmas morning set the building in the 3300 block of Atlantic Avenue on fire, displacing numerous residents who live in the upstairs apartments, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Residents had to escape through thick smoke as fire alarms blared. “It was the scariest night of my life,” said Rebecca Yuro, who
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Two arrested for drunken-driving in separate Atlantic City crashes

Two people were arrested for drunken-driving in separate early morning Atlantic City crashes, including one that ended with the driver’s car on fire. Officers responded to a crash at 1:12 Friday morning, where two cars crashed in the westbound lanes of Route 30, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Billy Owenburg Jr., 40, of Absecon, was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving after an investigation by Officer Joseph Bereheiko. The other driver, a 64-year-old from
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One dead after two pedestrians struck in Lower Township

One pedestrian is dead and another critically after they were struck by a car in Lower Township on Saturday evening. The two pedestrians were struck as they tried to cross County Road 603 at about 5:20 p.m., police said. The 2012 Nissa Murano heading west had the right of way, according to video surveillance and witnesses, police said. The traffic light was green. The pedestrians — whose identities have not yet been released — were
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Four people injured in Egg Harbor Township crash

Four people were injured in an Egg Harbor Township crash Wednesday night. Anaya Coles, 19, of Pleasantville, was traveling west just before 6:30 p.m. on Washington Avenue when she was struck as she tried to turn left onto Fire Road, police said. Philip Ettell, 44, of Little Egg Harbor Township, disregarded the red light when he struck Coles’ car, according to the report. The impact caused Coles’ car to spin and come to a stop
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Buena Vista man killed in crash into Mullica River

A Buena Vista Township man was found dead Monday morning after his car crashed into the Mullica River. Robert Ramos, 31, of the township’s Newtonville section, was found dead inside his Honda Civic by members of the Sweetwater Fire Department Cold Water Rescue Team. Mullica Township police along with firefighters and AtlantiCare EMS were called to the 4500 block of Pleasant  Mills Road just after 7 a.m. for the report of a car in the
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