Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cars Crash On Weymouth Road

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A Hammonton man crashed his car into another, ran from the scene and hid under brush before police arrested him on a DWI charge Tuesday, officials said.
Just after 5 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash near Weymouth and Elwood roads.
Nicholas Pagano, 25, of Hammonton, was driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee and crashed into the back of a 2016 Chevy Sonic heading southbound on Weymouth Road near milepost 20.7

Pagano’s car pushed the Chevy, driven by Camila Prieto-Moreno, 25, of Galloway, about 100 feet south. The Chevy then crashed through a guardrail and was left hanging over a creek.

Pagano’s car continued southbound, hit a tree, flipped over and landed back on its wheels northbound, police said.

Prieto-Moreno and her 29-year-old husband were not harmed and exited the vehicle on their own.
Police said Pagano then ran from the crash site while a passerby followed him. When police and a K-9 unit arrived, they found him hiding less than a mile away on Elwood Road under brush, suffering from minor injuries

Pagano was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

Traffic stopped for about 90 minutes Tuesday following the crash. Atlantic County Park Rangers, off-duty members of the Mizpah and Mays Landing fire fepartments and Mullica Township Police assisted at the scene.

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