GALLOWAY, NJ (CBS) – A 69-year-old man has died and seven others were injured in an accident in Galloway, Atlantic County.
The accident, involving an overturned tractor trailer and three other vehicles, happened on Route 30 and Pomona Road at 10:53 a.m.
Galloway Township Police say a tractor trailer, occupied by the driver Greg Hoover, 23, of Seabrook, NJ, and a passenger Amberline Faison, 22, of Bridgeton, was traveling west on Route 30 and failed to obey a red traffic signal at Pomona Road.
Police say the tractor trailer then struck a Toyota Tundra, operated by Gary Brenner, 36, of Galloway, as he was traveling south on Pomona Road.
According to police, the tractor trailer then struck a second vehicle traveling south on Pomona Road. That vehicle, a Mercedes Benz, was occupied by the driver, Robert Bozzuto, 60, and his passenger Sandra Nilan, 71, both of Galloway.
Police say the tractor trailer then struck a Chevy Cruze, occupied by the driver William Anthony Jr., 69, front passenger Joyce Anthony, 66, and rear passenger William Anthony III, 41, all from Hammonton, NJ. The Chevy Cruze overturned and was pinned under the tractor trailer.
Hoover and Faison were taken to Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center, City Division. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Brenner, Bozzuto and Nilan were taken to Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The occupants of the Chevy Cruze were taken to City Division. William Anthony Jr., later died as a result of his injuries.
Police say Brenner is an off duty Galloway Township Police officer, and reported the accident on his cell phone before exiting his vehicle and rendering aid to the occupants of the other vehicles.
A resident of Pomona, Lisa Harbright says the intersection is a dangerous one, “There’s accidents here two, three times a week, sometimes in a day.”
The intersection was closed to traffic for about five hours with the assistance of NJ DOT while the scene was investigated.
A hazmat crew was requested to clean up a fuel spill from the truck.
Police say any charges are pending the completion of the investigation.