Maurice River Township will hold a ceremony Tuesday night in memory of fallen Trooper Frankie Williams.

The ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. March 6 at Lee Chester Hall.

Williams, 31, of Egg Harbor Township, died Dec. 5, 2016, in a head-on crash while responding to a call about an erratic driver on Route 55. The crash happened near milepost 22.2.

The Trooper Frankie L. Williams Memorial Highway was designated with two signs at mileposts 20 and 23 on the north and south side of the highway.

The original plan was to unveil the Trooper Frankie L. Williams Memorial Highway with its commemorative signs on Route 55 mileposts 20 and 23, but the signs already have been constructed. Instead, the ceremony will be a symbolic unveiling, Maurice Township Mayor Patti Gross said.

“This is very important. It’s closure for his mom,” Gross said.

Gross said the township had gone to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, with the highway dedication, but Van Drew had already started the process of putting the commemorative highway together.

The event is open to the public, and Gross said the Maurice River Township Committee will invite leaders of the other Cumberland County municipalities served by the Port Norris State Police barracks.

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