An Ocean City man had died following a traffic accident in Ocean City early Tuesday evening.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland and Ocean City Police Chief Jay Prettyman have released a joint statement saying the accident happened just after 6pm at the intersection of 9th Street and Bay Avenue.

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According to the report, an investigation revealed that the accident happened this way:

" 2005 Mercury Sable being operated by Kevin Farrell, 48 years old of Somers Point, was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Bay Avenue from 9th Street when he was struck on the passenger side by a westbound 20 18 Jeep Wrangler being operated by Ruddy Narvaez, Jr., 33 years old of Galloway."

A front seat passenger in the Farrell vehicle, John Andrew, 66 years old of Ocean City, was taken to the Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to the report from Sutherland and Prettyman, "The exact cause and manner of death are pending autopsy."

Kevin Farrell was also taken to the hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.

In the statement, Sutherland says, "the full circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time."

Authorities are hoping anyone who witnessed the accident comes forward. You can call the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 465-1135 or the Ocean City Police Department at (609) 399-2195. Information can also be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at Just click on "Anonymous tip." Finally, a call can also be made to Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.

SOURCE: Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.

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