Father and son from Linwood killed in parkway crash Updated

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LINWOOD — A single-car accident early Saturday morning claimed the life of James Friedrich, 53, of Linwood and his 22-year-old son Justin.

Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police said the call to the Bass River State Police barracks came in at 2:35 a.m. and officers responded to the accident at mile marker 43.5 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway.

The state police arrived and found a brown Nissan Pathfinder rolled on the driver’s side with both men inside the car and unresponsive.

Grossman said the police investigation indicated that the vehicle left the road, hit the rumble strip along the left edge of the parkway, then came back onto the road and rotated clockwise before going off the roadway again, this time on the right. The car went into a grassy area before hitting several trees on the driver’s side. It then rolled onto the driver’s side and came to a rest.

Egg Harbor Township, Bayview and AtlantiCare emergency services assisted at the scene of the accident. Both father and son were declared dead at the scene. Grossman was unable to provide information on the road conditions at the time of the accident.

James Friedrich was in business for himself doing home repairs. Justin Friedrich, a 2009 graduate of Mainland Regional High School, recently worked at the Via Mare Restaurant and served the residents of his hometown as a member of the Linwood Volunteer Fire Department.

A memorial service for James and Justin Friedrich begins at 3 p.m. at the Praise Tabernacle Church, 2235 Ocean Heights Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. at the church.


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