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Galloway Township Resident Indicted in Crash That Killed 8-Year-Old Boy

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that Edward W. Johnston, 25, from Galloway Township, has been indicted for Aggravated Manslaughter.AdAccording to officials, the indictment was made after an investigation revealed that he struck a parked vehicle, resulting in the death of an 8-year-old boy from Philadelphia, PA, on July 23, 2023.

Officials said on July 23, 2023, at 3:25 a.m., the child was killed on the White Horse Pike in Absecon when the family car he was sleeping in was struck by a Nissan Sentra driven by Johnston.

Subsequent investigation revealed Johnston was allegedly in a state of intoxication that impaired his ability to operate the motor vehicle, officials say.

Authorities say it was also determined that Johnston was recklessly speeding when he left the roadway and struck the parked vehicle.