Late Wednesday night, Hamilton Township Police responded to an accident on Weymouth Road.

Hamilton Township Police responded to Weymouth Road in the area of Creek Road Wednesday night just after 10:00 for a reported motor vehicle crash.

Their investigation revealed a Jeep Liberty, operated by 43-year-old James Romeo of Egg Harbor City, left the roadway for an unknown reason, struck a utility pole and several trees. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by Township of Hamilton Rescue and transported by helicopter to Atlantic City Medical City Division.

Mr. Romeo was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and no airbags deployed. After arriving at Atlantic City Medical Center, Mr. Romeo passed away due to the injuries sustained in the crash.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Information courtesy Hamilton Township Police Department press release.