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CAMDEN – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal incident that occurred last evening when a driver who was stopped by Camden County Police Department officers attempted to flee, crashed the car he was driving in an underpass, and ran on foot up an embankment onto I-676, where he was struck by non-law enforcement vehicles and fatally injured.
The name of the decedent – a 26-year-old male civilian – is not being released at this time. The fatal incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on I-676 in the area of Pine Street.
The investigation is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January 2019, P.L.2019, c.1, which requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.