Cops: Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Man Killed After Car Runs Red Light on Black Horse Pike
Cops in Egg Harbor Township say a man is dead after he was struck by a car that failed to stop for a red light on the Black Horse Pike Monday morning.
According to authorities, the scene unfolded just before 8:30 when 31-year-old Michael Doyle of Tuckerton was traveling eastbound on the Pike. According to police,
[Doyle] disregarded the red light at English Creek Avenue and struck a pedestrian. Anthony Swezeny 33 years of age from Egg Harbor Township was attempting to cross the Black Horse Pike from the south to north side. The Honda also struck a 2021 Chevy van operated by Joseph Avellino, 59 years of age from Egg Harbor Township. The van was travelling south on English Creek and crossing the Black Horse Pike when the crash occurred.
Swezeny sustained multiple traumatic injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. Doyle and his passenger, 28-year-old Brittney Trapp of Tuckerton, were also injured and treated at the scene.
Police say the Black Horse Pike was closed for nearly three hours as they cleared the scene.
The investigation into the accident, which officials from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office participated in, continues. Charges are pending.