Egg Harbor City pedestrian killed in Liepzig Ave. crash

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GALLOWAY– A pedestrian who was struck and killed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16 on Leipzig Avenue, has been identified, police said in a release Wednesday night.

The victim is Steven M. Pierson, 32, of Egg Harbor City. 

At 1:24 a.m. on Wednesday, a 2004 Nissan Sentra driven by Eric Eller, 33, of Galloway, was traveling north on Leipzig Avenue, between Herschel Street and Liebig Avenue, when the vehicle hit Pierson head-on as the victim was crossing the road. The road was closed for three hours.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The accident is under investigation by the Galloway Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705.

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