At 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Tennessee and Atlantic avenues for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian, police said in a news release. Officers arrived to find Jill Collette, 66, suffering from serious injuries. She was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where she was pronounced dead.
Officer Tyler Daily found Collette was walking across Atlantic Avenue in the crosswalk when the traffic signal for the opposite flow of traffic turned green, police said. Daniel Sitarski, 69, of Brigantine, was heading west on Atlantic and struck Collette. Sitarski immediately stopped and remained on scene.
Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating. Anyone with information can call police at 609-347-5744 or text tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.
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