• Gabriel Donio

Pedestrian killed

Truck hits woman walking on WHP at 8:56 p.m. on Sept. 11


According to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel's release, the woman was attempting to cross the White Horse Pike when she was struck by a truck traveling westbound on the pike. (THG/Kristin Guglietti)

HAMMONTON—At approximately 8:56 p.m. on September 11, the Hammonton Police Department (HPD) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a female pedestrian, Nancy Martinez, 60, of Hammonton, on S. White Horse Pike (Route 30) near Central Avenue, according to a statement as well as a release from Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel issued on September 12. According to Friel’s release, the woman was attempting to cross the White Horse Pike when she was struck by a truck traveling westbound on the pike.


The deceased woman was also identified as Martinez according to a separate release also issued on September 12 by Acting Prosecutor Cary Shill of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office (ACPO). The ACPO’s Crash Investigations Unit and the Hammonton Police Department are investigating the motor vehicle crash, the release from Shill said, adding that the crash occurred just west of Central Avenue on the White Horse Pike.


According to a release from the ACPO, a preliminary investigation shows a Black Ram truck, operated by Jeffrey Dooner, 55, of Margate, was traveling west on the White Horse Pike and was crossing the intersection at Central Avenue. Martinez, the pedestrian, was walking north across the White Horse Pike when she was struck as she entered into the path of the Ram vehicle, the release said. Martinez was pronounced deceased at the scene and her next of kin were notified, according to the release.


“The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time,” Shill said in the release.


Friel’s release said the pedestrian “was walking across the roadway while US RT 30 [White Horse Pike] had the green traffic signal and not in the crosswalk area when she was struck.”


The HPD, Hammonton Volunteer Fire Department and AtlantiCare EMS responded to the scene of the crash, Friel’s release said.


According to Friel’s release, the driver of the truck remained on scene and is fully cooperative with the investigation.


Cpl. James Pinto is investigating the collision, the release from Friel said.