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Man Charged in Pennsauken Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed NJ Passenger

Pennsauken Township

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Camden County announced that a Pennsauken man has been charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle crash in Pennsauken last month.AdCamden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay said that on April 16, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Pennsauken Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 9000 block of Crescent Boulevard southbound for a crash involving two motor vehicles.

Upon arrival, officials said, Pennsauken Police officers located a Chrysler motor vehicle that crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer.

A passenger, identified as a Sean Hill, 20, of Pennsauken, was entrapped in the Chrysler and later pronounced deceased on scene, officials stated.

According to officials, the driver of the Chrysler, identified as a 20-year-old Gage Patton of Pennsauken, was transported to Cooper University Hospital.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, officials say. 

Following an investigation, officials said, it was revealed that Patton was operating the vehicle at a high rate of speed and collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer.

AdAuthorities say Patton was charged with one count of second-degree Death by Auto and was issued multiple motor vehicle summons.

Patton was arrested at the Pennsauken Police Department on Tuesday, May 14, officials stated.