Villas man killed in Goshen crash

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GOSHEN — A 38-year-old Villas man was killed in a single-car crash on Tuesday, Feb. 25, according to Middle Township police.

Several 911 calls came in at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday about a serious vehicle crash on Route 47 in Goshen. Officers responded to find a single car that had crashed into two utility poles.

The driver, George Cremin, 38, of the Villas section of Lower Township, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in the car, Candice Keating, 32, of Villas, was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment.

According to police, a preliminary investigation showed that Cremins was operating a black Honda CRV north on Route 47 in Goshen. The vehicle drifted onto the shoulder of the road and struck a utility pole. The vehicle continued north, rolling and flipping into a second utility pole.

Route 47 was closed for several hours after the crash for the investigation and utility clean up.

According to Police Capt. John Edwards, the vehicle was severely damaged on the driver’s side. He said it appeared that Cremin was not wearing a seatbelt, but that with the amount of damage to the vehicle, that may not have made a difference. The passenger was wearing a seatbelt, which he indicated probably saved her life.

It snowed most of the day Tuesday, but the roads were clear, so police do not believe that was a factor in the vehicle leaving the road. Edwards would not say whether there was any indication of alcohol being involved, citing the ongoing investigation.

There were no witnesses at the scene. The Middle Township Police Department asks anyone who saw the crash, or the vehicle just before impact, to contact the Middle Township Police at 609-465-8700.

Goshen Fire Company also responded, along with the Cape May Court House Fire company, medics from AtlantiCare, along with Middle Township Rescue, and Fire Police from Green Creek Fire Company. 

The crash is being investigated by Patrolman John Norton, along with the Middle Township Fatal Crash Unit, and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.

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