Howell Man Pronounced Dead Following Accident at Atlantic City Service Area on Garden State Parkway

Joseph Cohen, 62, was pronounced dead after his car struck a parked front end loader Friday night.

A 62-year-old man from Howell was pronounced dead after his car struck a parked front-end loader at the Atlantic City Service area at mile marker 41.3 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township Friday night, Jan. 18, State Police said.

Joseph Cohen's Volkswagen Jetta struck the front-end loader at 9:52 p.m., striking the southgate portion of the loader, according to police. The jetta suffered heavy damage to the front, and the loader suffered no damage, according to police.

Cohen was extrciated by the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company, police said.

Cohen was unrestrained and unresponsive and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Your mom January 19, 2013 at 09:33 AM
That's sad my friend died and you can't even get HIs age right he was 62 but im sure if he was a cop u would have got it right his name was JOSEPH COHEN age 62 resided at 30 Aldrich dr Howell Nj rip Joe they still fucked it up bro
Your mom January 19, 2013 at 09:36 AM
He liked wrestling , playing pool , playing with my three dogs , playing ball with my daughter yes he is a person and a good man at that .. But you people don't care he's not famous but he hit something and died
code87 January 19, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Dude, sorry for the loss of your friend, but seriously...where did all that come from? Why don't we care? The Press didn't have his wallet, so maybe someone got the number wrong. And if you have a problem with the police, take that elsewhere.
Anthony Bellano (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM
State police confirmed this morning Joseph Cohen was 62. I am sorry about the error. I am sorry for your loss.
Deb January 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM
You should not post his address as burglars look through the papers for easy targets. Sorry for your loss.
michael smith January 19, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Have to agree with reader (your mom) Please do try to get information correct when you post. I am a first responder and have the unfortunate job of trying to get everyone out of vechicale so they can be treated. A greaveing friend or relitive must understand some information is second hand. I am sure this man was a good guy and i know he did not suffer at the end. Please make your stand know and Please Wear Seatbelts when driveing they really do help.
IrishJrsyGirl January 19, 2013 at 03:13 PM
My sympathies for the loss of your friend (your mom). I understand grief & that sometimes getting angry (even if it was misguided) helps us get our emotions out. I'm sure the age typo was just an honest mistake (look at all the errors there were in the media after the Sandy Hook school shooting-they printed/aired the wrong brothers name for hours as the perpetrator ). I hope your friend rests in peace & that you continue to remember the good memories you have of him.
Laura Gensoli January 19, 2013 at 06:19 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, & am praying for all his family & friends. I don't think it was intentional for anyone to misprint his age. I understand a loss of a loved one brings a lot of emotions, but nobody said they didn't care. He is a human being & any other human being care about the loss of someone whether we knew them or not. We have all lost loved ones & know how much it makes your heart hurt so in sure no one meant to make you feel as his death doesn't matter. There is no need for your hostility towards the police, you need to remember they were most likely the 1st ones there trying to save your friend. A think we all need to be thankful to all 1st responders as they put their lives on the line all the time to help save others. Again I'm very sorry for your loss & my prayers are with you. & I how you can feel peace in your heartI'm I'm


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