Hammonton man reportedly involved in deadly Black Horse Pike accident | News

At least one person died earlier this week in a two-car crash on the Black Horse Pike in the Cecil section of Monroe Township, Gloucester County, that may have involved motorists racing, according to published reports.

CBS3 reported Elliott Festa, 26, of Hammonton, Atlantic County, was named as one of the speeding drivers. He and two passengers were taken to the hospital, according to the report.

The Collings Lake Fire Department said on Facebook that members were dispatched about 10 p.m. Tuesday for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment and fire near mile marker 30. Crews arrived and extricated two victims from two vehicles, but there was no fire, the department said. There were four victims total, the department said.

Police told CBS3 two cars were racing when a third car, not involved in the race, attempted to make a left turn.

One of the racing cars hit the passenger side of that car, according to the report. Matthew Anderson, of Pemberton, who was driving the car that was hit, was killed, the report said. Authorities are investigating.

— Steve Hughes