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Two Pedestrians Die in Wildwood After Being Struck by Vehicle; Gerald J. White, of Pittsburgh Arrested, Remains in Custody

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Robert Regalbuto of the Wildwood Police Department announced an arrest has been made and charges have been filed against Gerald J. White, 37 years old from Pittsburgh, PA, who was the at-fault driver involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash involving pedestrians.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 21.22.44The incident occurred near the intersection of Burk and Atlantic Avenues. Below is another view of the intersection (image scourtesy of Google maps)

On September 24, 2022, at approximately 9:36 PM, patrol officers from the Wildwood Police Department were called to the area of Burk and Atlantic Avenues for the report of a multi-vehicle crash involving pedestrians. Upon arrival, it was learned that White, who was driving a 2003 Infinity attempted to flee the scene but was quickly apprehended. Members of the Wildwood Police Department and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Crash Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

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The preliminary investigation has determined White first struck a 2014 Honda Civic and then two pedestrians. Sadly, one of the pedestrians, Lindsay Weakland, 18 years old from Carlisle, PA was pronounced dead at the scene. Timothy Ogden, 34 years old from Clayton, NJ who was a passenger in the 2014 Honda Civic, was transported to the Atlantic City Medical Center but later died as a result of his injuries.

Gerald White was charged with two counts of Death by Auto, crimes of the 2nd degree; two counts of Assault by Auto, crimes of the 2nd degree; one count of Eluding, a crime of the 2nd degree; one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a crime of the 3rd degree and one count of Violation of Laws to Protect Public Safety, a crime of the 3rd degree. White was processed and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings* According to Prosecutor Sutherland, the full circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.

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