Man charged in fatal hit-and-run in Camden County

John McDevitt
January 25, 2020 - 1:25 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden County man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run that happened in Winslow Township earlier this week.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced in a statement that 25-year-old John Beauzile of Sicklerville was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving with a suspended licence.

Officials say the victim, 47-year-old James Lawrence of Williamstown, was found lying on the road at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

They say he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Williamstown Road near Chews Landing Road.  

Lawrence was taken to the hospital, where he died a couple of hours later. 

Authorities say a tip led them to the alleged vehicle that fled the scene, which they believe Beauzile was driving at the time of the hit-and-run.