VINELAND MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO FATAL MAYS LANDING ACCIDENT


MAYS LANDING- A 34 year-old Vineland man has been charged in connection to a fatal accident that occurred early Tuesday morning, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On April 21, 2020, at approximately 6:58 A.M., Township of Hamilton Police responded to a three car motor vehicle crash on Harding Highway, Route 40, at the intersection of Meadowbrook Drive, Mays Landing. A preliminary investigation determined that a 2020 Kia Forte was traveling east on Harding Highway when it was struck from behind by a 2012 Volkswagen Golf. The impact projected the Kia vehicle into the oncoming lane where it was struck on the passenger side by a 2012 International Truck. The driver of the Kia vehicle, Little Grier, 56, of Mays Landing was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Grier was a longtime and current Support Employee of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The driver of the International Truck, Amed Feliciano, 51, of Hammonton was uninjured in the crash.

The driver of the Volkswagen Golf, Eduardo Ibanez-Sanchez, 34, of Vineland was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he consented to providing samples of his blood for toxicology analysis. Ibanez-Sanchez had a suspended NJ Driver’s License (ID Only).

Ibanez-Sanchez was charged with following:

  1. Being Involved in a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash while Operating a Motor Vehicle with a suspended Driver’s License
  2. Operating a Motor Vehicle During a Period of License Suspension for Violation of Driving while Intoxicated.

“We were incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Jeff Grier. Jeff was undoubtedly one of the kindest, most selfless people I have ever encountered. While members of our agency are trained to respond to tragic events in the normal course of their duties, it is never “normal” when you respond to an incident where a colleague or family member has sustained fatal injuries. We join Jeff’s family and friends in the mourning of his loss,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted to assist with the investigation and for charging decisions due to Mr. Grier’s employment with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. This crash is currently under joint investigation by the Township of Hamilton Police Department, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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