A Philadelphia man and 4-year-old child died as the result of a Friday morning crash that injured four others on the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township.
A white pickup truck rolled over at 7:07 a.m. near mile marker 22.7 in the westbound lane of the expressway, according to State Police .
Killed in the crash was James Dennis, 35, and an unidentified 4-year-old boy, State Police said. The boy was pronounced dead at 3:30 after being taken to at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
Dennis had been in the vehicle cabin with driver Roselyn Kornegay, 45, and the child. Kornegay was listed in critical condition at Cooper.
Brian Gregory, 19, Shaniqua Abrams, 18 and a third unidentified person were riding in the truckbed. All three suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. Two were transported to Cooper and the third was taken to an AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center facility. One of them was released while the other two remain in treatment.
All occupants are from Philadelphia. All were ejected in the crash.
The cause remains under investigation, State Police Trooper Jeffrey Flynn said.
During the crash investigation, police closed the westbound lanes of the expressway at Exit 17, additionally blocking access from Frank S. Farley Service Plaza about two miles east.
Somers Point resident Shawn Rowan, 53, was one of the first drivers past the truck this morning.
“I’m a retired firefighter, and I’ve been working accidents a long time, and that was one of the worst that I’ve ever seen,” he said.
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