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Absecon Police Department
Sunday February 18th, 2024 :: 12:28 p.m. EST


Driver Sought in Pedestrian Hit and Run Fatal Crash

On the evening of February 17, 2024, a pedestrian lost their life in a hit and run crash just after 9:00 PM. The incident occurred in the westbound lane of U.S. Route 30, near the Executive Lodge motel, just east of Turner Avenue.

The driver failed to stop and fled the scene, leaving the victim without aid.

Authorities are actively seeking the public's assistance in this investigation. Investigators are looking for a vehicle with heavy front-end damage, consistent with the impact with the pedestrian.

Any individuals who witnessed the crash or have information related to the incident are urged to come forward and contact the Absecon Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit at (609) 641-0667 ext. 214. Direct information to the lead traffic investigator, Ptl. Da’Zhon Bethea. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

The impact of this incident on traffic flow resulted in an interruption for approximately 5 hours as the crash was being investigated.

Report anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-200-658-TIPS (8477) or text TIPCOP plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

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

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

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Absecon, NJ 08201

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