The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. June 9 in Camden City, authorities say.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 10, 2021
UPDATE (12 p.m. June 17, 2021): The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has identified the Camden County Metro Police Officer involved in a fatal vehicle crash that killed a Camden City woman June 9.
According to preliminary reports, Officer Kevin Randolph Gilbert, Jr. was on-duty and in uniform, driving in a patrol vehicle that struck 66-year-old Zandra Baez of Camden City just before 11 p.m.
The OAG said Baez was crossing Mount Ephraim Avenue at Woodlynne Avenue at the time of the incident; Gilbert was traveling southbound on same roadway and was not responding to any call for service. He “immediately stopped and radioed for assistance,” according to a press statement.
Baez was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:09 p.m.
The OAG is investigating the scene as per a 2019 state law governing the death of any person killed during an encounter with law enforcement.
As of June 10, 2021, 234 people have died in motor-vehicle-related accidents in New Jersey, including 63 pedestrians, according to the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit.
The investigation is ongoing. Stick with NJ Pen for updates.
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