One dead in Atlantic County plane crash

Rescue crews in Atlantic County responded to a plane crash that occurred Friday night in Hamilton Township.

Investigators said the aircraft went down in a wooded area along Paddock Street, near South Cologne Avenue. The small plane was carrying four people, according to investigators with the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

One occupant was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other three victims were transported to local hospitals, officials said. The identities and conditions of the injured occupants were not immediately available.

Police said more information would be released as it became available. Authorities were advising motorists to avoid the area Friday night.


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