An early Sunday morning accident killed two people in Hamilton Township.

Around 2AM Sunday morning while on patrol, a Hamilton Township police officer spotted an overturned vehicle on County Route 559 along the woods line at approximately milepost 16.5. Upon checking the area, it was discovered that two occupants from the vehicle had been ejected. Township of Hamilton EMS, Atlanticare Paramedics, and the Mays Landing Fire Company responded to the scene. One occupant from the vehicle was transported to Atlanticare Mainland Division where he was pronounced to be deceased. The second occupant was airlifted by Southstar to Atlanticare City Division where he was pronounced to be deceased. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. The identities of the two occupants is being with held pending positive identification and notification to their next of kin.

Information courtesy Hamilton Township Police Department press release.