WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Two people were killed and several injured in a series of car accidents in Wildwood, Cape May County Saturday night. Gerald J. White, 37, of Pittsburgh, was arrested and charged in connection with the fatal crash.
Authorities were juggling multiple events in the Bourke and Atlantic Avenue areas. This included what social media described as an unsanctioned car-type event.
The Cape May County Attorney’s Office has identified the victims of the clash as Lindsay Weekland, 18, from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Timothy Ogden, 34, from Clayton, New Jersey.
White attacked a 2014 Honda Civic, killing Weekland and Ogden.Weekland was pronounced dead at the scene. Ogden was taken to a medical center in Atlantic City where he later died from his injuries, officials said.
Authorities said White was charged with two counts of motor vehicle death, two counts of motor vehicle assault, one count of running away, one count of eviction from an accident scene, and one count of violating a public safety law.
White was processed and placed in the Cape May County Correctional Facility.
In a statement, the commissioner’s committee said it had “monitored unsanctioned H2OI events over the weekend.”
The Commissioner further stated:
The Wildwood City Police Department and neighboring towns are on high alert, answering calls and providing assistance. The help of the faraway Atlantic City police department and additional state police are on their way.
Timothy C. Donahue, mayor of neighboring Middle Township, also issued a statement.
We still have a lot to learn about the reckless chaos that hit our city this weekend. Trust me, a thorough investigation is underway, criminal charges will be filed and the organizers of this lawless mayhem will be held accountable.
We had established a police presence in all major locations and by last night, all major parking locations, with the help of public works staff and vehicles that were on site to assist the MTPD until 4am, were on site. Controlled and monitored the car park.
While we could not contain all of the dangerous and reckless driving within our 72 square miles, we can say that our best efforts resulted in no serious injury or significant property damage in the Township.
I pray for the families of those who were senselessly killed and maimed in the chaos all night in Wildwood.
Criminal elements within these groups, from outside our county, who have no respect for the law or the safety and welfare of our communities, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.The message is clear. should be clear.
Not here. never again.
The prosecutor may ask anyone with information to contact the Cape May County Attorney’s Office at (609) 465-1135 or visit cmcpo.tips from any computer, tablet, or smartphone to anonymize information through the Cape May County Attorney’s Anonymous TIP system. I am asking you to contact me at .
Information may also be reported through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at (609) 889-3597.