On February 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash on Rt. 40 Milepost 47.4.
Investigation revealed a 2006 Toyota, driven by 51 yr old Kathleen Costello of Margate, was traveling Eastbound on Rt. 40. Costello's vehicle crossed over into the Westbound lane of traffic and sideswiped a 2009 Ford Wagon, driven by 71 yr old Irene Rankin of Mays Landing. Costello's vehicle continued on in the Westbound Lane of traffic and then struck another vehicle, a 1999 Ford Mustang driven by 21 yr old Sandy Williams Jr. of Galloway Twp., head on.
Costello's and Williams vehicles' sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.
Costello, Williams and a passenger in Williams car were transported to various hospitals for non life threatening injuries.
Rt. 40 was shut down and traffic diverted for approximately one hour.
Assisting at the scene were the Hamilton Twp. and Galloway Twp. Rescue Squads and the Mays Landing Fire Dept.