An early morning crash that killed one person and injured another has police investigating.
According to authorities, on Dec. 20th at approximately 2:51 a.m., officers from The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Millville Avenue in the area of Wheeling Avenue for a single-vehicle crash.
Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling westbound on Millville Avenue in the area of milepost 25.5, when it left the roadway via the westbound shoulder and struck a tree.
Officials say the vehicle had two occupants, a 24-year-old from Bridgeton, who sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City by the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad. The other occupant, a 25-year-old Bridgeton man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities are being withheld, pending notification to a next of kin.
Police added the neither occupant was wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Traffic was diverted around the area for approximately four hours while the accident was investigated and the scene was cleared of debris.
The incident is currently under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact Det. Armitage or Ofc. Jacobi of the Township of Hamilton Police Department at (609) 625-2700 ext. 1.