An officer with the New Jersey Human Services Police Department was killed in an accident on the White Horse Pike Friday Night.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says Michael Luko Sr., 53, of Mays Landing lost his life in the accident that happened on the White Horse Pike at Moss Mill Road.

The Prosecutor's Office Crash Investigative Unit says the accident happened this way:

Taquaysha Bell, 28, of Trenton was traveling westbound on the White Horse Pike in a 2010 Chevy Silverado. At 11:07 p.m., near the intersection of Moss Mill Road, Bell crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2003 Honda Civic, operated by Michael Luko Sr., who serves as an officer with the New Jersey Human Services Police Department and was traveling home from work. Following the crash, Officer Luko was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Division where he was pronounced deceased at 12:22 A.M.

Prosecutors say Bell, "was also transported to ACRMC – Mainland Division for treatment and a blood sample was taken for toxicology analysis."

Chanelle Morgan, 28, of Trenton, a rear seat passenger in Bell's vehicle was taken to the hospital is in known to have underwent surgery.

Two additional male passenger in the Bell vehicle were taken to the hospital by ambulance - but, neither was treated or admitted.

The accident remains under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and the Hammonton Police Department. If you have information about the crash, you're urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667 or the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7692.

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