Cops: Tuckerton, NJ, Man Ran Red Light, Causes Four-car Collision in Stafford Twp.
A Tuckerton man who ran a red light ends up causing a four car collision on Route 72 near Marsha Drive in Stafford Township on Friday morning.
Stafford Police said that Joseph White, 51, Tuckerton was driving east along Route 72 when he went through the red traffic light at the Marsha Drive intersection in his 2006 box truck and then struck a 2009 back Ford 150, driven by Rufino Tepetil, 44, of Manahawakin who had been heading northbound on Marsha Drive at the time.
As a result of that initial impact, the Ford 150 then crashed into a 2019 Volkswagen driven by Catherine Frieder, 67, of Colonia and then all three vehicles came to a halt at the intersection together.
Then a fourth vehicle became involved, a 2011 Honda Accord which was driven by Craig Allen, 40, of Manahawkin, who ended up crashing into the traffic signal at the intersection.
The traffic signal getting knocked out led to traffic delays and detours to Long Beach Island.
Tepetl was airlifted to Atlantic City Trauma Center for treatment after being carefully extricated from his vehicle.
Frieder was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and Stafford Police ask anyone with information, especially witnesses, to contact TSO DeMarco, 609-597-1189 extension 8456 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.