Voorhees, NJ – John Joyce and Sharon Hee Killed in Collision With Steamroller on NJ-73

Voorhees, NJ – John Joyce and Sharon Hee Killed in Collision With Steamroller on NJ-73

Voorhees, NJ (April 18, 2022) – Two people died during a two-vehicle accident on Friday, April 15th in Vorhees Township.

At about 8:55 p.m., officers were dispatched for reports of a motor vehicle collision in a construction zone in the southbound lanes of State Highway 73 near Lakeside Kennel.

According to sources, a 2017 Lexus, driven by 65-year-old John Joyce, a resident of West Berlin, who was accompanied by 62-year-old Sharon Hee, a resident of Cherry Hill, was heading southbound along the highway when it collided with a steamroller operated by road worker 53-year-old Richard Gatchell, a resident of Hammonton. 

Voorhees Fire/EMS and Voorhees Police both responded. Medical personnel on the scene pronounced both of the vehicle’s occupants.

Mr. Gatchell was taken by ambulance to Cooper Hospital for immediate medical treatment. He is currently in stable condition. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. John Joyce and Mrs. Sharon Hee, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Deaths in New Jersey

Voorhees, NJ - John Joyce and Sharon Hee Killed in Collision With Steamroller on NJ-73

Claims of wrongful death are brought against parties who are responsible for someone’s death through either negligence or malfeasance. These claims provide the deceased’s family or their estate with a tool for bringing a suit against the individual deemed liable for the death. 

If an injured person who ultimately dies due to another’s negligence would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim had they survived, then a wrongful death suit is most likely appropriate for your situation.  

Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys have assisted the families of hundreds of these kinds of victims. We recognize the devastating reality of these cases. Losing someone you love to the negligent acts of another party is a singularly distressing experience; one for which the law offers a legal remedy.

Voorhees Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Voorhees wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. 

Metro Law’s car accident attorneys in Voorhees work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. 

If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.