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Driver Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Accident, Second Vehicle Still Sought


By: Richard L. Smith 

An Atco woman has been charged in connection with a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Lindenwold, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Lindenwold Police Chief Michael P. McCarthy, Jr.

Camden County officials said Raquel M. Syvertson, 52, was charged on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, with one count of second-degree Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident. 

According to authorities, on Thursday, December 8, at approximately 5:42 p.m., the Lindenwold Police Department was dispatched to the 600 block of South White Horse Pike for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.  

The pedestrian was identified as Dal B. Baruwal, 53, of Somerdale.

EMS treated Baruwal at the scene by EMS and paramedics and he was then transported to Jefferson-Stratford Hospital.  

He was pronounced deceased at approximately 6:37 p.m. that night.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Response Investigation Team was notified and responded to the scene for further investigation.  

During the investigation, detectives learned that two vehicles – a light-colored Tesla sedan and a dark-colored, small SUV, possibly a Buick Encore – were involved in the accident.

Syvertson turned herself in at the Lindenwold Police Department yesterday.  It was determined that she was the driver of the Tesla.  

Authorities said she was issued a summons and released on her own recognizance.

Detectives are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the dark-colored SUV involved in this accident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Samuel Funches III of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 397-4000 / or Detective Jesus Bonilla of the Lindenwold Police Department at (856) 784-7566 /  

Tips can also be sent anonymously to CAMDEN.TIPS.