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Absecon Police Department
Monday July 12th, 2021 :: 03:09 p.m. EDT


Pedestrian Crash Results in Fatality

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2021

A Massachusetts man, Christopher Burtt, 58, died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle just after midnight at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 (White Horse Pike) and Station Avenue.

Officers responded to the call Sunday, July 12, 2021 and located the pedestrian and vehicle involved. Investigators learned that a 2008 GMC Envoy, operated by Dipesh Patel, 46, of Galloway was traveling west on U.S. Route 30 and struck the 58-year-old man as he was crossing the intersection.

The investigation is on-going, however, preliminarily it is believed the pedestrian crossed against the traffic signal. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated.

Any witnesses to the crash are urged to contact the Absecon Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit at (609) 641-0667 Ext. 858.

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

US-30 & Station Ave
Absecon, NJ 08201

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