A Waretown, Ocean Township man was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in Atlantic City on Sunday night after his vehicle drove into the former A&P building on Route 9 in Barnegat Township.

Tony Brown, 49, struck the building in a Dodge pickup truck and partially penetrated the interior of the structure in the crash that occurred at about 5:50 p.m., Barnegat Township police said. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Brown’s condition could not be learned Sunday night. A nursing supervisor at the hospital said Brown’s family is not releasing information on his condition.

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Witnesses observed the pickup truck accelerate across the parking lot and strike the building, police said.

The accident remains under investigation.

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