Man dies from injuries sustained in July 13 crash

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A passenger who was injured in a Friday, July 13 crash along Zion Road has died from his injuries, police said. Thomas Elvins, 88, of Hammonton died Friday, July 27. Elvins had been seated behind the driver in the backseat of the car when the crash occurred and had been undergoing treatment for his injuries at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus.

 

Four people needed to be extricated from a vehicle using the Jaws of Life rescue tools Friday, July 13 in the Scullville section of the township following a three-car crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Roads, police said.

Robert Reeves, 86, of Elm, Marie Williams, 87, of Egg Harbor Township and two other unidentified passengers were cut free from Reeves' 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass after its was struck broadside at approximately 12:34 p.m.

According to police, Reeves was driving south on Old Zion Road when he crossed Zion Road without stopping or yielding and crossed in front of a 2009 Hyundai Sonata driven by Matthew Bergeron, 22, of Egg Harbor Township.

Bergeron's car hit Reeves' vehicle broadside and pushed it into a 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan driven by Valorie Abo, 45, of Egg Harbor Township that was stopped at the stop sign at Zion and Old Zion Roads.

The Scullville and Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Companies used the Jaws of Life Rescue Tools to free all four occupants of Reeves' car, police said.

The occupants were treated on the scene by AtlantiCare paramedics, AtlantiCare EMTs and the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad. All were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment of moderate to serious injuries.

No injuries to Bergeron or Abo were reported.

Traffic was detoured for approximately an hour and a half while the crash was being investigated and cleared. The crash is being investigated by Officer James Macpherson.


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