Egg Harbor, Atlantic County-On Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at approximately 3:16 pm, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to 323 Zion Road, in the Scullville section of the Township, for a motor vehicle crash.
A 1997 Ford F150 Pickup Truck operated by Ronald Hurless,70 years of age of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling west on Zion Road when it is believed Mr. Hurless suffered a medical emergency. As a result, Mr. Hurless’s vehicle crossed over the east bound lane of Zion Road and struck a tree located in front of 323 Zion Road. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and Mr. Hurless was extricated from the vehicle by the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company.
The Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad and Atlanticare Paramedics treated Mr. Hurless at the scene. Mr. Hurless was transported by to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, where he was later pronounced deceased.
Zion Road was shut down for approximately two and a half hours. The crash is being investigated by Sgt. Cherie Burgan, Ptlm. Kevin Devlin, and Ptlm. Joseph Griffiths of the EHT Police Traffic Safety Unit.