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Mount Ephraim Man Charged in Blackwood Woman's Death

Timothy Polijczuk was charged Monday with leaving the scene of an accident that killed Joyce Putmon, a 67-year-old Gloucester Township resident.

Haddon Township police arrested a 50-year-old Mount Ephraim man Monday and charged him in the fatal hit-and-run Sunday that claimed the life of a Gloucester Township woman.

Timothy Polijczuk, 50, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality, causing death while driving on a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, according to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He was also issued numerous motor vehicle violations and was ordered held at the Camden County Jail on $192,500 bail.

Police charged Polijczuk with driving a blue Chevrolet truck with a refrigeration box mounted to bed when he struck , as she crossed the Black Horse Pike in Haddon Township shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. The truck was registered to The Crab Shop in Mount Ephraim, a business which Polijczuk owns. Putmon was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital in Camden about a half-hour after being struck.

It appears Putmon was going from the Audubon Shopping Center to the bus stop when she was hit.

The truck involved in the fatality was found after police received a tip from a member of the public who saw news reports about the death. The vehicle was found at Essex and King streets in Gloucester City.

Polijczuk has had legal troubles before, including a convictions for unlawful possession of a handgun in 1999, assault in 1990 and possession of narcotics in 1987, state records show. 

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