The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Berlin Borough Police Department are seeking information about a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash with a pedestrian.
Berlin Borough Police were dispatched at approximately 7:24 p.m. on Friday, January 29th, 2016, to the area of Tansboro Road and Gardens Avenue in Berlin Borough for a motor vehicle crashing involving a pedestrian.
The victim, John Hayes, 55, of Atco, had been struck by a minivan while crossing Tansboro Road at Gardens Avenue. The driver of the minivan stopped and remained at the scene.
While Hayes was on the roadway, he was struck by a second vehicle, which fled south on Tansboro Road and turned onto Berlin-New Freedom Road. Hayes was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:59 p.m.
The suspect’s vehicle is described a dark colored sedan with New Jersey license plates. Detectives believe the vehicle may be a mid-2000s Nissan Sentra.
The following surveillance video shows the suspect’s vehicle traveling on the South White Horse Pike near the New Berlin Diner shortly before the crash. The video is posted below or may be viewed here: https://youtu.be/a4zMVkIjmAo
Anyone with information about this vehicle or the driver is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Doug Rowand at (856) 225-8514 or Berlin Borough Police Detective Mike Sheer at (856) 783-4900.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released Monday, February 1, 2016.