EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Four people were hospitalized after a two-car crash shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday that overturned one of the cars, police said.

Anaya Coles, 19, of Pleasantville, was driving her Ford Focus west on Washington Avenue and making a left turn onto Fire Road, Lt. Robert Gray said Thursday morning.

Philip Ettell, 44, of Little Egg Harbor Township, went through the red light driving his Mazda CX-7 east on Washington Avenue and hit Coles’ car, Gray said.

Coles’ car rotated and came to rest in the northbound lane of Fire Road. Ettell’s car overturned and came to a rest on its roof in the eastbound lane of Washington Avenue, Gray said.

Coles and her two passengers suffered moderate to severe injuries and were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City.

Ettell suffered moderate injuries. He was treated at the scene and taken to the same hospital.

Ettell was charged with disregarding a traffic signal, careless driving and driving while suspended. Criminal charges were pending further investigation, Gray said.

The Fire Road and Washington Avenue intersection was closed for two hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Police Traffic Safety Unit Officers Louis Poletis, Thomas Rocco and Robert Moran were investigating the crash.

Anybody with information about this crash can contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 609-926-2661.

Farmington Fire Company, Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad, Tri-Care EMS and AtlantiCare Paramedics assisted at the scene.

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Waldy Diez joined the Press of Atlantic City's breaking news team in July 2017. She's a graduate of Syracuse and Rowan Universities. Previously, she was a morning tv news producer.

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