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Driver charged in hit-and-run crash that killed man

July 10, 2019

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man in southern New Jersey has turned himself in to authorities.

Gloucester Township police say Bruce Bennett is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death. It wasn’t known if the 66-year-old Franklinville man has retained an attorney.

The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on Sicklerville Road. Officers found the 18-year-old male victim and took him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Authorities say Bennett fled the scene but surrendered later Tuesday. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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