Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hamilton Township Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Fatal Crash on Longport Boulevard

HAMILTON TWP. – A Hamilton Township man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision, which claimed the life of a Brigantine man last month, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Yesterday, June 14, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office criminally charged Kyle Fuss, 22, with vehicular homicide for his involvement in a fatal crash, which resulted in the death of Thomas Hayes, 70.

On May 24, at approximately 3 p.m., Fuss was driving his truck westbound on Longport Boulevard in Egg Harbor Township, when he crossed into the opposing lane of travel and collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle driven by Hayes.
Hayes, and his wife, Patricia Hayes, 69, who was seated in the front passenger seat, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency response personnel. Both victims were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. The following day, Mr. Hayes succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on May 25. Mrs. Hayes was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Fuss was also taken to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, where he was treated and released.
Fuss has been issued multiple Title 39 (motor vehicle) summons including; reckless driving and DWI in addition to the criminal charge.
Members of the Hamilton Township Police Department in conjunction with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department arrested Fuss last night without incident at his Hamilton Township residence.
Fuss has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 cash or bond bail.
This collision is under investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to call the Egg Harbor Township Police Department at 609-927-5200 or the Crash Investigations Unit at 609- 909-7667.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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