A 74-year-old man in a wheelchair lost his life early Monday morning in an accident in Salem County.

An investigation is ongoing into the crash that happened early morning Monday, April 15th, in Oldmans Township, Patch.com reports.

Shortly after 4 AM, a man in a wheelchair was crossing the intersection of Pennsville-Pedricktown Road and New Road when he was hit and killed, according to New Jersey State Police.

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The driver that struck the man was reportedly driving on Pennsville-Pedricktown Rd. and remained on the scene after the crash to cooperate with troopers.

The 74-year-old victim, Chester Avant of Pedricktown, did not survive his injuries.

Anyone with information to share regarding this accident can email New Jersey State Police at pio@njsp.gov.

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