Accused Hit-and-Run Driver Charged, Jailed
Joseph D. Thorton, of Winslow, is accused of leaving the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident that killed Ezekiel Tomboyeke.
A Winslow man who allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian Saturday night was arrested early Sunday morning and charged in the death.
Joseph D. Thorton, 54, of the first block of Mary Court in Winslow, is charged with death by automobile and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Police say Thorton hit Ezekiel Tomboyeke, 59, of Chesilhurst, at 11:30 p.m. March 16 on Pump Branch Road in Winslow. Tomboyeke was walking home when Thorton’s 1992 Pontiac Grand Am reportedly hit him; Thorton is accused of fleeing.
A tip led police to Thorton’s home early March 17, where the Pontiac was reportedly discovered and showed visible signs of damage, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Thorton was arrested, charged and jailed on $185,000 bail at Camden County Jail.