Investigation under way into crash that killed S. Jersey 10-year-old

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 Franklin Township Police investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 10-year-old boy on Delsea Drive. (Image via NBC10)

Franklin Township Police investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 10-year-old boy on Delsea Drive. (Image via NBC10)

A South Jersey accident that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy is under investigation in Franklin Township. 

A police officer responding to an incident struck and killed the boy identified as Matthew McCloskey as he walked along Delsea Drive to a sleepover Sunday night. The area around Delsea Drive and Paul Street has sidewalks on both sides unlike many areas of the drive.

The officer who was driving the police cruiser was very shaken up, officials said Monday. It’s unclear if the officer, identified as Patrolman Nicholas Locilento, was using his lights and siren at the time of the 7 p.m. accident.

The Gloucester County prosecutor’s office is investigating the death but has not made any comment at this point.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

An autopsy was scheduled Monday for Matthew McCloskey.

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