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MONROE TOWNSHIP — A 55-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was airlifted to a hospital Sunday evening with severe burns after a car crash in Gloucester County, police said.

Police did not identify the man.

About 6:30 p.m., police responded to the Black Horse Pike near South Main Street for a serious car crash, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

A 1991 Ford F-150 driven by the Egg Harbor Township man got onto the highway west of South Main Street, failing to yield to a 2017 Ford Focus driven by a 28-year-old man from Williamstown, police said. The two cars collided, and the pickup truck caught fire, sliding to a stop on the shoulder while the Focus slid into the grass median.

The Egg Harbor Township man sustained serious burns to most of his body and was airlifted to a hospital, police said, while the driver of the Focus was taken to a hospital for a general evaluation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash can call Patrolman Matt Shipley at 856-728-980, ext. 578.

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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