GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ – A man died in Franklin Township on Wednesday when he crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer after swerving to avoid a deer.
According to NJ.com, the 30-year-old Vineland resident was westbound on Route 40 when his SUV veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with a truck near Rosemont Avenue.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and has been identified as Carl E. Cheeseman.
The driver of the truck, a 28-year-old Vineland man, stopped and cooperated with authorities.
The preliminary investigation has suggested that Cheeseman swerved from his lane to avoid a deer. Alcohol or other substances are not suspected as a cause.
The crash remains under investigation.
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