Attorney General’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Winslow Township, N.J.

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2024

Office of the Attorney General
– Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General
Office of Public Integrity and Accountability
– Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director

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Media Inquiries-
Dan Prochilo

TRENTON — The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday, February 19, 2024, in Winslow Township, New Jersey.

According to the preliminary investigation, an on-duty Monroe Township Police Department officer, while operating a department vehicle, attempted to stop a vehicle operated by an adult male on County Road 723, in Monroe Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Shortly after the attempted stop, the officer came upon the vehicle crashed on East Fleming Pike (County Road 723) in Winslow Township, Camden County. The crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither the officer’s or the deceased’s identity is being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

A 2019 law, P.L. 2019, c. 1, requires the Attorney General’s Office to 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. It requires that all such investigations be presented to a grand jury to determine if the evidence supports the return of an indictment against the officer or officers involved. At this time, the Attorney General’s Office is investigating to determine whether this death falls under the purview of the statute.


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