Police ID Bicyclist Killed in Linwood Crash
Monday afternoon, Linwood Police updated their information concerning an accident that happened just after midnight Sunday morning at the intersection of Ocean Heights Avenues and Wabash Avenue. A 31-year old man died in the crash.
Police responded after receiving a 911 call to find a motor vehicle had struck a man on a bicycle.
The bicyclist, identified as Martin Castillo-Garcia of Linwood, was riding southbound on Wabash Avenue when he was hit by Jennifer Gentile, 41. of Vineland. Gentile was driving her vehicle westbound on Ocean Heights Avenue when the collision occurred.
Castillo-Garcia died at the scene from his injuries. Police have notified his family.
Linwood Police say that the investigation into Sunday morning's crash is ongoing and they will not be releasing any further information at this time.
The investigation is being conducted by Officer Brandon Settle and Lieutenant Chester Brown of the Linwood Police, in conjunction with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
If you have any information about this crash, you are asked to call 609-927-5252.
Many people responding to the initial news of the accident commented that the intersection is dangerous and should have blinking lights for the bike path crossing.
I have been saying for years that the Ocean heights bike path crossing is dangerous, it needs a blinking red stop sign and a signal button like the one on Tilton Road and bike path.
I actually live about three blocks from that blinking light and can't even count how many times I've pushed the button and stood there while cars ignored the blinking lights and kept driving!
I couldn’t tell you how many cars don’t stop for bicyclists at that intersection with the bike path.