Absecon Police Car

ABSECON — City police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating after a 42-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck Thursday by a car on Route 30.

Officers responded to Route 30 in the area of Mill Road for a report of a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country striking and killing a pedestrian, according to a news release from city police, who identified the victim as Emilio Portillo-Sanchez of Lindenwold, Camden County.

The state Department of Transportation confined traffic traveling west on Route 30 to one lane for about four hours, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, and witnesses to the crash are urged to call city police at 609-641-0667.

Contact: 609-272-7241 mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

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.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments