UPDATED: Township police on Friday released the names of the two women who died after the crash. Click here for complete story.

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Two women were killed Wednesday afternoon after a head-on car crash on Ocean Drive, police said.

The crash happened about 3:20 p.m., police said in a news release.

A 35-year-old woman was driving north on Ocean Drive when she veered over the double yellow line and “slammed head-on” into a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman in the southbound lane, according to the release.

Police did not identify either woman.

The 68-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The other woman was unconscious and trapped inside her vehicle, police said, but she was extricated by members of the Erma Volunteer Fire Company.

After she was out of the vehicle, AtlantiCare paramedics and members of the township Rescue Squad tried to save her life but were unsuccessful, according to the release.

Police said it is unclear why the woman veered into oncoming traffic.

Township police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating.

Contact: 609-272-7241


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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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