Officials ID woman killed in Haddon Township hit-run, find truck

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Authorities have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Haddown Township and say they found the vehicle that struck her.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said today that 67-year-old Joyce Putmon, of Blackwood, was hit by a pickup truck when she was crossing Black Horse Pike near Washington Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.

She was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m.

The striking vehicle was located in Gloucester City this morning, the prosecutor's office said. Officials said the driver had also been identified.

Further details about the driver weren't immediately available.

State pension records indicate that Putmon retired from the Camden County Board of Social Services in August 2010.

Officials had described the striking vehicle as white pickup truck with a gray back and with a homemade structure -- potentially a produce box -- in the flatbed area. The truck may have been a Chevrolet or GMC, and was missing a headlamp lens and amber turn signal lens.

The vehicle made a right turn onto Main Street after hitting the woman, the prosecutor's office said.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the prosecutor's office at 856-225-8400 or Haddon Township police at 856-854-1176. Tipsters can also send an email to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

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