Fatal car crash on Dec. 11 in Hamilton Township

A 55-year-old Dorothy woman died in a car crash on Dec. 11 on Route 40 in Hamilton Township.

A 55-year-old Dorothy woman died Monday when the car she was driving left Route 40 and struck several trees in Hamilton Township, police said.

The woman was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Her name was withheld pending notification of family.

Hamilton Township police were on the scene at 12:15 p.m. at milepost 49.6 on Route 40.

Investigation revealed the woman’s car was traveling west on Route 40, crossed the center line and sideswiped an eastbound van driven by Emma Fellers, 22, of Egg Harbor Township, police said.

Following the impact, the car continued for about a half-mile on Route 40, then left the road on the westbound side, where it struck several trees at milepost 49.1, police said.

Multiple airbags deployed in the vehicle and the driver was partially entrapped, police said.

She was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Fellers was uninjured, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

Hamilton Township Rescue, AtlantiCare paramedics, the Mays Landing Fire Company and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service assisted at the scene, police said.

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