Hilton Head Resident Dies in Fatal I-195 Crash in Hamilton Township, NJ

Fatal Crash on I-195 in Hamilton Township Under Investigation

Hamilton Township, NJ (Mercer) – On December 5, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., New Jersey State Police Detective I Jeffrey Lebron reported that troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident on I-195 east milepost 3.2 in Hamilton, Mercer County. According to the preliminary investigation, a Toyota pick-up was traveling eastbound on I-195 near milepost 3.2 at exit 3A. The Toyota lost control while attempting to negotiate a curve, veered off the road, collided with a tree, and burst into flames. Tragically, the driver, identified as Dillon C. Michaels, a 30-year-old male from Hilton Head, S.C., suffered fatal injuries. The crash is currently under investigation, and no further details are available at this time.

Earlier in the day, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the New Jersey State Police, Hamilton Township Fire Department, RWJ EMS, and Capital Health Paramedics swiftly responded to a motor vehicle crash with fire on I-195 Eastbound near milepost 3.2, close to Exit 3. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree and was engulfed in flames. They quickly extinguished the fire. The New Jersey State Police Serious Crash Investigation Unit is now diligently investigating the incident. No information regarding injuries or the condition of any occupants has been released. Currently, no further updates are available.

In a related story, an image captured at the scene of the crash shows the aftermath of the collision. The picture reveals the extensively damaged pickup truck, with the front end of the vehicle crushed against a tree. The intensity of the fire is evident from the charred remains of the vehicle. The image provides a visual representation of the severity of the crash and the subsequent fire.

The investigation into this fatal crash on I-195 in Hamilton Township is ongoing. Law enforcement authorities will work diligently to determine the cause of the accident and any contributing factors. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided. In the meantime, the community is urged to stay vigilant while traveling on the roads and to prioritize safety at all times. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution, obey traffic laws, and remain focused on the task of driving to prevent accidents and tragic outcomes.

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