MIDDLE TWP. — A vehicle struck several trees, overturned, and burst into flames in a wooded area in the Burleigh section of this Cape May County town Sunday night, resulting in the death of the driver, according to police.
A Nixle advisory from the Middle Township Police Department said that officers responded around 11:40 p.m. Sunday to a crash in the vicinity of Shunpike Road and Oyster Road, at which time the involved vehicle was already on fire.
Driver Jordan Lee, 31, of Burleigh was entrapped and unable to be extricated, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not indicate that anyone else was involved in the crash, nor exactly how many trees Lee may have hit before the vehicle flipped and came to a stop.
The Middle Township Police Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the incident, the Nixle post said.
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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: