Police seek help in identifying pedestrian-auto death victim

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ABSECON _ City police need the public’s help in identifying a black male who died in a Nov. 12 pedestrian-motor vehicle accident.

Absecon police said the man was struck and killed at 6:52 p.m. Monday while he walked eastbound slow lanes of Absecon Boulevard, commonly known as Route 30, and west of the Knights Inn Motel.

Police indentified the driver as Brian Homicki, 33, of Montclair. No charges have been filed against him.

Atlantic County Medical Examiner’s Office personnel pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

Police describe the victim as between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 in height. He is in his late 40s to early 50s and weighs about 180 pounds.

He wore a dark winter coat, black pants, brown shoes and a baseball hat when he was struck. He also carried a plastic bag containing clothes.

He had no glasses and was unshaven.

Police said the victim witnesses saw the man walking west on the westbound side of Absecon Boulevard prior to changing lanes. Anyone who knows the victim or witnessed the accident should call Absecon police (609) 641-0667, the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Fatal Accident Unit at (609) 909-7800 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 658-TIPS.

Absecon Detective Sgt. Robert Ponzetti and Sgt. Raymond Adams are investigating the accident and are assisted by Sgt. Kevin Hincks and Detective James Rosiello of the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Fatal Accident Unit.

Police shut down eastbound traffic on Absecon Boulevard for 2.5 hours after the accident.

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