It occurred on July 31, round 9 p.m., on the 1000 block of Gateway Boulevard in Westville.
The crash claimed the lifetime of 34-year-old George Ritter, his two daughters Alivia and Elsie, ages 9 and 5, and his 8-year-old niece Kenzie.
Police mentioned on Tuesday that nobody contained in the 1987 black Ford Mustang was carrying seatbelts when Ritter crashed the automobile outdoors of a Pellegrino Chevrolet dealership.
“I want I might have her right here subsequent to me, give her one final hug as a result of I by no means bought to say goodbye to her,” mentioned Kenzie’s father, Brian Mammoccio. “She was caring and trustworthy and vigorous and spark.”
The household was on their manner house from a toddler’s party on the close by Westville Energy Boat Affiliation when Ritter crashed the sports activities automotive.
“The automobile was modified with specialised tires and engine equipment to incorporate a roll cage to make the automobile specifically designed to race at non-public racetracks,” mentioned police in an announcement.
It is nonetheless unclear what induced the crash however police say velocity is being checked out as a contributing issue.
“I by no means bought to say goodbye.” The daddy of 8yo Kenzie Mammoccio says his daughter was amongst 4 killed in a automotive crash in Westville, NJ Saturday evening. Additionally killed, her uncle George Ritter, 33, and his 5 & 9 yo daughters Alivia and Elsie. Reason behind crash has not been launched. pic.twitter.com/vHCMr8STU0
— Jeff Chirico (@JeffChirico) August 2, 2021
“Cherish each second you’ve got together with your kids since you by no means know when that second might be taken away. I solely bought eight years with mine,” mentioned Mammoccio.
Toxicology outcomes for Ritter are nonetheless pending, in line with the Westville Police Division.
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