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Northfield man charged with leaving scene of fatal accident in Absecon
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Northfield man charged with leaving scene of fatal accident in Absecon

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A medical helicopter crashed Tuesday in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, with four people on board including an infant all expected to survive, authorities said. Rescue crews rushed to the crash near a church at an intersection in Upper Darby's Drexel Hill neighborhood at about 1 p.m. and helped pull the pilot, two crew members and infant patient from the aircraft, Upper Darby police Superintendent Timothy M. Bernhardt said at a press conference.

A Northfield man has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident early Saturday morning, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill said Wednesday.

Mathew Cademartori, 25, was traveling east on the White Horse Pike in Absecon when he struck Talmadge Franklin, 67, of Absecon, who was walking east, Shill said in a news release.

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After striking Franklin, Cademartori left the scene, Shill said.

Cademartori was arrested Monday at his home and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash. He was sent to the Atlantic County jail pending a detention hearing.

Absecon police participated in the investigation.

— John Russo

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