Egg Harbor Township police

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — An 85-year-old Mays Landing woman died Friday as a result of a fatal car crash Friday on the Black Horse Pike, in the area of Tower Avenue in the Cardiff section of the township, police said.

A 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by James Ganly, 68, of Aberdeen, Maryland, was traveling west on the Black Horse Pike at the intersection of Tower Avenue, police said.

As Ganly entered the intersection, he hit a 2017 Toyota Camry, operated by Lois Kerbel, 85, of Mays Landing, making an improper turn at the intersection, police said.

Kerbel had to be extricated from her vehicle, police said. She was airlifted to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where she was later pronounced dead from her injuries, police said.

Ganly was also transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, for evaluation, police said.

The Black Horse Pike was closed in both directions for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared, police said. The New Jersey State Police responded with their crash unit to assist with traffic control during the investigation, police said.

Assisting at the scene of the crash were the township’s fire department and ambulance squad, AtlantiCare Paramedics, Absecon EMS and the Hamilton Township Police Department, police said.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Officers Louis Poletis and Benjamin Kollman of the township’s traffic safety unit, police said.

Anyone who has information related to or witnessed the crash is asked to contact the township’s traffic safety unit at 609-926-4045.

Contact: 609-272-7202


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