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Emergency responders stage Tuesday night in response to a motor vehicle accident in Egg Harbor Township.

VINCENT JACKSON / STAFF WRITER

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Two people were hospitalized and one driver charged following a head-on crash Tuesday evening on Ocean Heights Avenue.

Police responded about 8 p.m. to the area of 1029 Ocean Heights in the Cardiff section of the township for the crash, Lt. Robert Gray said Wednesday morning.

Osvaldo Artis, 30, of Millville, was driving his Nissan west on Ocean Heights, approaching the curve at Miry Run along the border with Hamilton Township when Krystal Maxwell-Horne, 27, crashed head-on as she was traveling east in the westbound lane, Gray said.

Maxwell-Horne was thrown from her Ford Ranger and suffered multiple traumatic injuries, Gray said. She was taken by helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, to be treated for her injuries.

Artis suffered moderate injuries and was also taken to AtlantiCare, Gray said.

Maxwell-Horne was issued summonses and charged with driving while impaired, driving while suspended, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain a lane and failure to wear a seatbelt. Criminal charges are pending further investigation, police said.

The Cardiff and Bargaintown volunteer fire companies, Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad, the Hamilton Township Police Department, the Hamilton Township Ambulance Squad and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to the scene.

Ocean Heights Avenue was shut down for about three hours during the investigation.

Officers Patrick Daly, Louis Poletis and Joseph Griffiths of the Egg Harbor Township Traffic Safety Unit are investigating the crash.

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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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