Just after 10:00 Friday morning, Hamilton Township Police responded to an accident on Route 50 at Oak Street.

When police arrived, it was determined that a 2002 Ford F350 work truck had run off the road and collided with a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire. The driver, 18-year-old Dillon Garth of Egg Harbor City, died in the crash.

Numerous fire departments, Hamilton Township Police and rescue personnel and the Atlantic County medical examiner, Atlantic County Prosecuters Office, and Forest Fire service responded to the crash. Route 50 was closed for several hours while emergency personnel handled the crash.

Information courtesy Hamilton Township Police Department press release.