Man killed, driver hospitalized after car hit utility pole

- New Jersey State Police say a man was killed and another person was hospitalized after the car they were in struck a utility pole on a Salem County roadway.

The crash in Mannington Township occurred shortly after 2am Sunday in the area of Route 540 and Pointers Auburn Road.

Troopers say a 29-year-old male passenger was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The driver was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

The names of the two people were not released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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