Vineland Police vehicle

VINELAND — A Millville man was found dead Saturday morning after he drove through a closed portion of North West Avenue and hit a concrete barrier, police said.

At 7:24 a.m., officers responded to North West Avenue just south of West Garden Road for a fatal car crash, police said in a news release. There they found the body of Brandon J. Girton-Mastrosimone, 36, of the 500 block of West Sherman Avenue.

Girton-Mastrosimone was driving north on the closed road in his 1998 Jeep Cherokee when he hit multiple plastic road barricades and then hit a concrete barrier, overturning the car, police said.

This is the third fatality on city roads so far this month, with nine people killed in car crashes total this year, State Police data show.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information can call Officer Justin Levari at 856-691-4111, ext. 4698.

— Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

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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