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UPDATE: Linden Man is Second Suspect Charged in Deadly Wildwood Crash

By rlsmetro on

Cape May County officials reported that an additional arrest has been made and charges have been filed against Mr. Eryk R. Wnek, a 22-year-old male from Lindegar St, Linden, who was the at-fault driver involved in a motor vehicle crash with a low-speed vehicle (golf cart) over the weekend.

According to officials, on September 24, at approximately 9:23 PM, patrol officers from the Wildwood Police Department were called to the area of Rio Grande and Park Boulevard for the report of a motor vehicle crash.  

Upon arriving, officers determined Wnek was the at-fault river of a 2020 BMW that did a "burn out,' " collided with another vehicle and then struck a low-speed vehicle.

Officials said Erhan Bayram, 31, of Williamstown, NJ, was the driver of the low-speed vehicle and was airlifted to the Atlantic City Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

Jessica Clepacz and four juveniles who were passengers in the low-speed vehicle were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

At the time of this release, police say Bayram was listed in critical but stable condition in the hospital. Members of the Wildwood Police Department and Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Crash Unit responded to the scene and are currently conducting this ongoing investigation.

On September Monday,  Eryk Wnek was arrested in Linden by Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department and Cape May County Prosecutor's and was charged with Aggravated Assault, a crime of the 2nd degree and Assault by Auto, a crime of the 3rd degree.

Wnek was transported back to the Wildwood Police Department where he was processed and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, the full circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.