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16-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fiery Hamilton Twp. Crash

By kcora on
Hamilton Township (Atlantic)

A single-vehicle crash in Hamilton Township has left a 16-year-old child dead and the driver injured.

According to authorities, yesterday at approximately 9:43 p.m., officers from the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Black Horse Pike (westbound) in the area of the Route 50 on-ramp.

The investigation revealed a black Toyota Scion, operated by Jaime Hannah, 18, of Newfield, left the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to catch fire and become fully engulfed in flames.

Officials say the rear seat passenger, a 16-year-old male from Newtonville, was killed as a result of injuries sustained from the crash. The driver was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Assisting with the scene was the Township of Hamilton Rescue, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Mays Landing, Laureldale and Cologne Fire Departments, and the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation, anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Det. Armitage at 609-625-2700 x 572.