Two Killed in Voorhees Crash on Route 73

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VOORHEES, NJ – Two women were killed in a two-car collision Friday night in Vorhees Township.

According to police, at 8:55 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in a construction work zone on State Highway Rt. 73 southbound, in the area of Lakeside Kennel.

A report by the Voorhees Police Department said, a 2017 Lexus, operated by a West Berlin, New Jersey resident, John Joyce age 65, and passenger Sharon Hee age 62, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey were traveling Southbound on State Highway Rt.73, when it struck a steamroller operated by an on-scene worker, Richard Gatchell age 53 of Hammonton, New Jersey. Voorhees Police and Voorhees Fire/EMS responded to the scene immediately. Mr. Joyce and Ms. Hee both succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead on-scene by medical personnel.

Mr. Gatchell was transported by ambulance to Cooper Hospital for his injuries and at this time is in stable condition.

Voorhees Police and the Camden County Prosecutors Office continue to investigate the crash. If anyone has information related to this crash please call the Voorhees Police at 856-428-5400.