For Immediate Release:
On July 14, 2021, a Good Samaritan who stopped to assist a motorist involved in a motor vehicle crash was struck and killed.
At 9:48 pm, patrol officers responded to U.S. Route 30 near mile marker 55 in the east bound lanes for a report of a motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed that a Jeep sport-utility vehicle being operated by a woman, 35, from Atlantic City, struck the center median and became disabled in the left lane of travel. Several vehicles stopped to assist in the removal of the woman from the vehicle. A Toyota Camry, operated by a woman, 19, of Atlantic City, approached the crash and lost control or her vehicle causing those who were assisting in the crash to run to safety. The Toyota then struck the Jeep. Teresa Callaway, 57, of Atlantic City, was struck by the Toyota. She was pronounced deceased on scene. The occupants of both vehicles were transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with non-life threatening injuries.
The cause of the crashes is under investigation with assistance from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. The Atlantic City Fire Department, Absecon Fire Department, Absecon Police Department, Pleasantville Police Department and New Jersey Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.
Both directions of U.S. Route 30 were closed for approximately four hours.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Investigations Section at 609-347-5744 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.