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Police Investigating Crash in Hamilton Township

HAMILTON TWP-On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 8:25 pm, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the intersection of Tilton Road and Wrangleboro Road for a motor vehicle crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, operated by Christian Mejia (19) of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling south on Wrangleboro Road when he attempted to make a left turn on to Tilton Road. He collided with a 1999 Jeep Wrangler being operated by a 17 year old male of Galloway, who was traveling north on Wrangleboro Road. After the initial impact, the Jeep Wrangler overturned and came to rest along the shoulder of the roadway.

The 17-year-old male sustained serious injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare City Division for treatment. A second passenger in the Jeep Wrangler was transported to AtlantiCare Mainland Division for treatment. Christian Mejia refused medical treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by Officer Bakker and motor vehicle charges are pending.

Traffic was diverted around the area for approximately one hour while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleared of debris. Also assisting at the scene were the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, the Galloway Township Rescue Squad, AtlantiCare Paramedics and the Cologne Volunteer Fire Company.

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