A 37-year-old Egg Harbor Township man is dead as the result of a one-car accident on Ocean Heights Avenue shortly after 12:30 AM Saturday.

Egg Harbor Township Police say they responded to the crash near Leap Street.

According to police, a car driven by Jose Costa was eastbound on Ocean Heights when the car left the road and hit a pole.

Costa had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say traffic in the area was detoured for about five hours.

The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact police.

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