Man killed in Hammonton head-on crash

HAMMONTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A man was killed in a head-on crash in Hammonton, Atlantic County.

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday on US Route 206 near the intersection of Union Road.

According to a witness, a 25-year-old driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse was trying to pass a car in the southbound lanes and went into the northbound lanes.

Police say, once in the northbound lanes, the Eclipse hit head-on with a pickup truck driven by 67-year-old Joseph Bellace, Sr. of Hammonton.

Bellace was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 25-year-old driver and his passenger were transported to AtlantiCare Medical Center City division for injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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