FOLSOM – The driver of the car involved in a 2013 motor vehicle accident in Hammonton that resulted in his passenger’s death was arrested yesterday, charged on a juvenile complaint with vehicular homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On May 26, 2013 at 1:36 a.m. Hammonton Police responded to Service Road after a motor vehicle left the roadway and collided with trees off the highway.
The sole passenger, Christopher Goodwin, an 18 year old male, of Hammonton, NJ, was transported to AtlantiCare-Hammonton, where he was later pronounced dead of injuries sustained in the accident.
The 17-year-old male driver was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division, where he was treated for non-life- threatening injuries, and later released.
The driver was charged with motor vehicle offenses, including reckless driving and violations of the provisional driver’s license requirements for: driving supervision, hours of operation, and passenger restrictions.
As a result of subsequent investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Collision Unit and the Hammonton Police Department, the driver was arrested yesterday at his home in Folsom, NJ, charged on a juvenile complaint with vehicular homicide. The man was processed for the arrest, and is, as a result of a hearing held this morning, free on his own recognizance pending juvenile court.
The driver’s name is not being released because is it a juvenile complaint.
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 http://www.acpo.org/tips.html 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 http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.