Investigation underway into deadly crash on Route 130 in Hamilton

A tragic incident unfolded in Hamilton, NJ on July 10, 2024, as reported by Hamilton Police. At around 6:00 a.m., a 2020 Honda Accord, operated by a 51-year-old female resident of Bordentown NJ, was heading southbound on Route 130 in the vicinity of Klockner Road. It was at this juncture that the Honda Accord collided with a 2020 Ford Edge SUV, driven by a 55-year-old male from Voorhees NJ, who was traveling eastbound from Klockner Road. The Ford Edge SUV also had a 44-year-old female occupant from Hamilton NJ.

Tragically, the driver of the Ford Edge SUV succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased upon being transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The passenger of the Ford Edge SUV is currently listed in critical condition, while the driver of the Honda Accord is undergoing treatment for injuries that are not deemed life-threatening. The identities of those involved in the crash have not been disclosed, pending notification of their families.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of the Honda Accord failed to adhere to a red traffic signal while proceeding southbound on Route 130. The Hamilton Township Fire Division, New Jersey State Police, Emergency Medical Services, and the New Jersey State Department of Transportation all provided assistance at the scene of the collision. Officers J. Galant and B. Mandelko from the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit are spearheading the investigation into the incident.

Individuals who may have witnessed the crash are urged to come forward and provide any pertinent information to the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit by dialing (609) 581-4000. This unfortunate event underscores the critical importance of obeying traffic signals and exercising vigilance while on the road. The community mourns the loss of life and hopes for a swift recovery for those injured in the collision.

In a related development, an earlier report by Midjersey.news sheds light on the sequence of events leading up to the tragic crash. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of life and the imperative need for road safety awareness. The repercussions of this collision will undoubtedly reverberate through the affected families and the broader community.

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