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Oaklyn Man Charged with MVA that Killed a Child and Injured Another

Camden City, N.J.- An Oaklyn man has been charged in connection to a motor vehicle accident in Camden City last month that killed a child bicyclist and injured another child bicyclist, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Troy Kee II, 32, was charged on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, with one count of second-degree Death by Auto and one count of fourth-degree Assault by Auto. Kee was also issued several motor vehicle summonses. 

On September 25, 2023, at approximately 7:53 p.m., Camden County Police officers were dispatched to the area of Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Ferry Avenue for a motor vehicle accident, involving two child bicyclists. Officers found that the two female child bicyclists were struck by the vehicle. The vehicle remained on location. The 12-year-old female child was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:53 p.m., at the scene of the accident. The 14-year-old female child was transported to Cooper University Hospital in critical condition, and she has been released.

Further investigation was completed with the assistance of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Response Investigation Team and New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Unit, and it was determined that Kee was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of impact. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Samuel Funches III of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 614-8083 and Camden County Metro Police Detective Richard McKean (609) 941-9796. Tips can also be sent anonymously to CAMDEN.TIPS.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.