The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that an Atlantic City, New Jersey man has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.

On June 4, 2024, Everette Williams, 51, was indicted for:

  • second-degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Which Resulted in Death.

This incident resulted in the death of a Galloway Township, New Jersey boy, who was 17 years old.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has released the following information:

On February 17, 2024, at 9:23 p.m., J.J., 17, was killed on the White Horse Pike in Absecon, NJ when he was struck by a Jeep Compass, driven by Williams. A subsequent investigation revealed Williams was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver's license and then abandoned the vehicle after removing the vehicle identification numbers (V.I.N.) from the Jeep.

The case was investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office's Fatal Crash Investigation Unit, in direct collaboration with the Absecon City Police Department.

Anyone with information about this incident or other serious crimes … you can call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit at (609) 909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Website at ACPO.Tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

For those who do not want to go through law-enforcement directly, you can call Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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