UPDATE: Camden Man Dead, Passenger in Critical Condition After Route 130 Vehicle Crash in Collingswood – NJ Pen

28September 2020

A 29-year-old Camden male was killed when he struck a pole on Route 130 in Collingswood throughout Monday heavy traffic. His guest stays hospitalized in crucial condition.

NJ Pen Police and Fire News is Proudly Sponsored by Independent Alarm. Click for more. By Matt Skoufalos|September 28, 2020

=”wp-image-27717″src= “https://www.njpen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fatal-vehicle-accident-on-Route-130.jpg “alt=””width =”400″ height=” 247 “srcset=”https://www.njpen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fatal-vehicle-accident-on-Route-130.jpg 940w, https://www.njpen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fatal-vehicle-accident-on-Route-130-300×185.jpg 300w, https://www.njpen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fatal-vehicle-accident-on-Route-130-300×185@2x.jpg 600w”sizes=”(max-width: 400px)100vw, 400px “/ > The scene of a deadly car accident on Route 130 in Collingswood. Credit: Matt Skoufalos. UPDATE: A 29-year-old Camden City male has actually been identified as the deadly victim of a single-car mishap on Route 130 the other day. Elliot Lopez was behind the wheel of a champagne Nissan 350 Z when he struck an utility pole in Collingswood throughout Monday heavy traffic. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. The other traveler in the vehicle, who has not been recognized, remains hospitalized in important condition.

Just after 5 p.m. Monday, very first responders had taped off a northbound section of Route 130 in the 400 block of Crescent Avenue in Collingswood. A red tarpaulin covered the top of the vehicle, which was up on the pathway in front of the Rothman Animal Hospital, surrounded by debris from the crash.

Tony Covington heard the crash from a house on nearby Dwight Avenue and ran out to the highway.

“I heard tires squeaking,” Covington stated. “I ran down and I saw the car; I was the very first one to see it.”

After he saw the mishap, Covington stated he asked for a sheet to cover the driver.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office (CCPO) isn't investigating the mishap as criminal, said CCPO Public Information Officer Colby Gallagher.

The scene of a fatal vehicle mishap on Route 130 in Collingswood.

Credit: Matt Skoufalos. Collingswood citizens in the surrounding area stated it's not the first major accident to have occurred on the highway within the previous year.

“This whole stretch of 130 is a death trap,” one stated.

“It never must have been three lanes. It's way too narrow for vehicles. It's a bottleneck.”

“People fly over into the right-hand lane and cut people off,” another stated.

“Happens every single morning.”

Forty-six people died on Camden County roads in 2018, according to crash reports released by the New Jersey State Police.

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