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Pedestrian struck by car in Pleasantville

A Pleasantville man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car Thursday. Officers were called to the Black Horse Pike and New Road at 5:41 p.m., and found Catarino Marquez, 48, lying unconscious and not breathing in the roadway, Capt. Matt Hartman said. He had severe head injuries. Marquez was crossing outside of the crosswalk and was in the outside lane when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Rolando Garcia,
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Crash has section of Ocean Heights in EHT blocked off

A Mays Landing woman driving while impaired and without a valid license was severely injured in a crash that closed an Egg Harbor Township road Tuesday night, police said. The crash happened just before 8 p.m. on Ocean Heights Avenue near the Hamilton Trails golf course. The road was closed for about three hours. Krystal Maxwell-Home, 27, was  in a 1999 Ford Ranger traveling east in the westbound lane when she struck a 2014 Nissan
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Lower Township man gets second DWI in a week

A Lower Township man was issued his second drunken-driving charge in a week Monday. Lower Township police were called to a one-car crash in the 700 block of Tabernacle Road on Monday night, police said. There, they found that Jason Poole, 39, of the township’s North Cape May section, had run off of the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to the report. Poole was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane
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Man injured in Hamilton Township crash

One driver was injured in a Hamilton Township crash Thursday morning. Police responded to Route 50 just north of Oak Street in the township’s Laureldale section shortly after 7 a.m. Jasmine Schumaker and Andrew Jepson were both headed south on Route 50, when they somehow impacted each other, according to police. Schumaker, 24, of Mays Landing, had minor damage to the front of her vehicle and stayed on the road. She was not injured. Jespon,
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Driver injured in crash with Boardwalk ramp

A man was injured when he flipped his vehicle after hitting an Atlantic City Boardwalk ramp. The 55-year-old Forked River man, whose name was not released, was traveling down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at a high rate of speed, witnesses told police. He struck the ramp, causing the vehicle to flip on its side and strike a building, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The driver was removed from the vehicle by members of the
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Three hurt in Pleasantville crash

Three people were injured in a crash late Tuesday afternoon in Pleasantville. Police were called to North Main Street and Mulberry Avenue at 4:24 p.m. for a two-car crash, police said. Onyemezie Wokocha, 54, of Absecon, was heading south on Main Street when his driver’s side was struck by a Ford F-150 heading west on Mulberry Avenue. Wokocha was driving a Dodge minivan. The truck was driven by Matthew Stollenwerk Jr., 21, of Atlantic City. Three
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Egg Harbor Township man killed in car crash

An Egg Harbor Township man was killed in crash late Tuesday morning. Kyle Platt, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling west on Somers Point Mays Landing Road when a car driven by Louis Salotto made a left turn in front of him at English Creek Avenue, police said. Salotto, 61, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police responded at 11:19 a.m., and Somers Point Mays Landing Road was closed for
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Mays Landing man charged with DWI after four-vehicle crash

A Mays Landing man was driving drunk while his license was suspended when he caused a four-vehicle crash, police said. Jeffrey Chudzinski, 38, was driving a minivan west on Route 40 when he swerved into the oncoming lane, Hamilton Township police said. Tracie Johnson, 57, also of Mays Landing, was heading east, when she swerved to avoid the minivan. Johnson’s car struck the rear driver’s side of the minivan, and then crashed head on into
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Atlantic City woman allegedly strikes two cars then hides behind dumpster

A woman with a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant struck allegedly fled the scene of two crashes — including rear-ending an Atlantic City police officer. Destinee Carpenter, 19, of Atlantic City, was found hiding behind a dumpster near her car, parked in the lot of Angelo’s Fairmont Tavern, police said. Sgt. Jody Hersh had just gone off duty and was in his personal vehicle when the continued honking of a car’s horn behind
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Longtime Galloway pediatrician killed in crash involving bus, police car

A longtime Galloway Township pediatrician was killed Thursday night when his car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a stopped bus, police said. Cheul Kwon, 79, was heading west on Atlantic Avenue at just before 9 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, his Kia Sorento crossed the double yellow divider lines and into the eastbound lane, Lt. Joe Fussner said. He struck a NJ Transit bus stopped at the red traffic signal head-on, according to
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