SALEM COUNTY, NJ – The body of a driver was found in a creek near Interstate 295 in Oldmans Township two days after an August crash, according to NJ.com.
Police initially responded to a scene where a Toyota Tundra had crashed into the concrete center divide at about 7:30 p.m. on August 27. The vehicle was empty when police arrived and a search of the area did not reveal anything.
After some investigation, police were able to determine that the truck was registered to Duff P. O’Connor, 33, who was reported missing the next day.
Interstate 295 crosses over a creek in the area of the crash site. Police searched this creek on Saturday and recovered O’Connor’s body.
At the time of the crash, O’Connor was ejected from his vehicle. Whether he landed in the roadway or directly in the water has not been confirmed.
An investigation is ongoing but foul play is not suspected.
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