STAFFORD, NJ - Yesterday we reported on a overturned vehicle near the Ice Cream Shop of Manahawkin that caused Route 9 to be closed from Bay Avenue to Hilliard Drive. Approximately two hours after the closing, southbound on Route 9 was reopened while detours were in effect for many hours for the northbound section of Route 9.
According to the Stafford Township Police Department, yesterday at 1:37 p.m. they responded to an overturned vehicle on Route 9 near Beach Avenue. The vehicle was a box truck operated by David Trettin, 41 of Tuckerton.
Trettin was driving southbound on Route 9 when he crossed over the center line striking a utility pole, the front porch of the Ice Cream Shop of Manahawkin, which then led the box truck to tip over onto the front property of the ReMax.
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Trettin sustained minor injuries from the collision and refused any medical treatment by Stafford EMS.
Route 9 traffic was diverted for several hours due to a pole replacement by Atlantic City Electric as well as a hazardous material cleanup, said the police department.
Trettin was issued a Careless Driving summons due to the collision.