Two dead in Jersey Shore capsized boat, park bench crash
Two people were killed in separate incidents during the holiday weekend.
Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland said that the driver of a white sedan, James Swayne, 56, of Somerset, suffered a medical emergency and lost control of his 2015 Hyundai Elantra around 7:40 p.m. Monday night while driving on Lincoln Boulevard in the North Cape May section of Lower Township.
He hit another vehicle then went through a guardrail and hit the bench before coming to rest in the Delaware Bay.
Swayne was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The woman sitting on the bench, Donna Buhner, 75, of the Erma section of Lower Township was flown via medical helicopter to Cooper Trauma Center where she died from her injuries.
Five people were hospitalized because of their injuries, according to NBC Philadelphia.
No charges have yet been filed and the crash remains under investigation, according to Sutherland.
Boat capsizes on Sunday morning
Lisa Maxey, 56 of Bridgeton was killed after the 20-foot Bayliner powerboat she was in capsized in Absecon Bay Sunday morning, according to State Police Trooper Brandi Slota. Three other people on board the boat were rescued from the bay.
Slota did not disclose the circumstances of the boat’s capsize or who was driving the boat when it capsized.