In Delran, New Jersey, police have charged a man with the murder of his wife after he fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident where she was discovered on the ground adjacent to the car. According to the prosecutor from Burlington County, police responded to the scene of the crash late on the night of Thursday, March 31. The deadly car accident occurred in the vicinity of Route 130 North, where a car had crashed into many other vehicles.
Officers arrived at the scene and found Cynthia Fortune on the ground adjacent to the driver’s side of a Chevy Cruze. The 54-year-old woman had severe lacerations on her neck. The police also found a knife in the car. Police later discovered her husband, 37-year-old Quentin Fortune, at the Route 130 Diner. He was covered in blood and was wearing only a t-shirt, boxer briefs and sneakers.
According to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Fortune exited the vehicle’s passenger side while his wife attempted to get out of the driver’s side. Fortune then allegedly went around to her side and, shortly afterward, she had fallen to the ground. Later, in an apparent attempt to flee, Fortune unsuccessfully tried to carjack two other vehicles. Police think he then removed his clothing that was covered in blood.
Fortune now faces criminal charges of first degree murder, possession of a weapon for an illegal purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. His bail was set at $300,000 and he is currently being held in jail.
Meanwhile, police are asking witnesses to come forward to help them with the homicide investigation.
For more information, read the ABC.com article, “Husband Accused of Killing Wife after Car Crash.”
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