Pedestrian attempting to cross Route 130, killed

EDGEWATER PARK — A Westampton man was killed Tuesday night after he was struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross Route 130, the most recent in a long history of person on foot passings on the famously risky interstate.

Township police said Tuesday’s mishap happened at soon after 9:45 p.m. at the point when Jacob Williams, 25, of Westampton endeavored to cross the interstate at the convergence of Route 130 and Pennypacker Drive against a red activity flag.

Williams was at first struck on the southbound side by a Chevrolet pickup truck. The effect thumped him into another southbound path, where he was hit by a moment vehicle, a Chevrolet van, police said. He was articulated dead at the scene.

The two drivers stopped following the mischance and no charges have been recorded against both of them, police said.

Williams is the fourth person killed in an auto collision in Burlington County this year and the area’s fourteenth engine vehicle casualty, as per New Jersey State Police records.

His passing is the first to happen on Route 130 in  2018. The expressway has a notoriety of being among the state’s most risky parkways as of recent years as a result of its high number of traffic deaths, especially including people on foot.

A year ago an aggregate of four individuals kicked the bucket in mishaps on the thruway. Data was not promptly accessible about what number of those passings were people on foot.




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