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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Two Vehicles in Gloucester Township

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Michelle Barrett 46 year old female Blackwood, NJ 08012. Michelle Barrett was a teacher at Chews Elementary School for 20 years.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at approximately 6:18pm Gloucester Township Police responded to the intersection of Erial Road and Douglas Ave. for a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash where both vehicles were reported to be overturned and blocking the roadway.

Responding officers located the driver of one of the vehicles in stable condition with a minor injury after he was able to exit under his own power. In the second vehicle, officers and firefighters from Blackwood, Chews Landing and Lambs Terrace Fire Departments located a passenger who was able to be assisted from the vehicle with unknown injuries for treatment. The driver of that vehicle was found to be unconscious and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters with the assistance of Gloucester Township EMS and Virtua Paramedics. All involved parties were taken to area hospitals for treatment and further evaluation.

As a result of the crash the driver of the second vehicle succumbed to injuries at the hospital. The identification of those involved are being withheld at this time pending notification to family and further investigation.

This motor vehicle crash is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT) and as a result of the initial investigation the roadway was closed for approximately three and a half hours.

If anyone witnessed the crash or has any information related to it please contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or at our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line at 856-842-5560.

To send an anonymous tip via text message to GTPD, please text the keyword “TIPGLOTWPPD” and your tip message to 888777. You may also access our anonymous web tip page at https//

Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021

Emergency: 9-1-1 
Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500