Sun glare may be to blame for deadly Route 70 accident
Sun glare could be to blame for an accident on Route 70 in Manchester that killed a Browns Mills man on Friday morning.
Manchester police said Hilaro Guillen, 21, of Browns Mills, was killed after rear-ending another car, swerving into oncoming traffic and getting broadsided by yet another car.
Police said Guillen, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected onto the roadway. Several other drivers stopped to perform CPR on Guillen until rescue workers arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Guillen struck 2013 Honda Civic driven by Joshua Meeks, 21, of Medford, who was stopped in the eastbound lane to make a left turn onto Sam Pitts Road around 7:10 a.m.
Guillen may have been blinded by sun glare and didn't stop in time. After hitting the car in front of him, he swerved into westbound traffic and was broadsided by a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Michael Mott, 53 of Whiting. Mott, in turn, was rear-ended by a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 53-year-old Sueanne Papaycik.
NBC Philadelphia reported several police recruits headed to a nearby shooting range were among those who stopped help Guillen.
Meeks was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River via ambulance for head and neck injuries while Mott and his wife were taken to Jersey Shoore Medical Center. Papaycik refused medical treatment according to police.