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Motor Vehicle Accident Results In Power Outage in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On October 21st,2017, at approximately 8:08 p.m., the Lower Township Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Tabernacle Road, in the area of Goldenrod Court, in the Erma section of Lower Township.  

A multi-agency response was activated, providing assistance from Erma Fire Department, AtlantiCare Medics, as well as Lower Township Rescue.  It was reported that one vehicle was overturned and that it involved an entrapped occupant.

Upon arrival to the crash scene, Lower Township Police made contact with one vehicle.  A dark colored Ford Expedition was upside down on its roof in the roadway, with the driver still inside.


The driver, later identified as Stephanie M. Cresse, a single, unemployed 30 year-old female of the Erma section of Lower Township, was able to free herself from the vehicle with the help of police and fire personnel.  She was then evaluated by rescue personnel and ultimately declined to be transported to the hospital.
The crash investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling East on Tabernacle Road when it ran off the right side of the road, first striking a wooden fence, followed by a utility pole, several pilings and ultimately overturning, coming to a final rest in the eastbound lane of Tabernacle Road.  The vehicle was towed from the scene after being deemed safe to do so by fire personnel.

Atlantic City Electric responded to the scene and made repairs to the utility pole, resulting in a brief power outage throughout various sections of the Township.

Ms. Cresse was issued one motor vehicle summons for Careless Driving and one motor vehicle summons for Failure to Maintain Lane.

This crash was investigated by Special Officer Michael Harkin, with the assistance of Officer Eric Coombs, Officer Kaitlin Black and Officer Anthony Micciche.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619