Teenager killed by car on Route 130 in Burlington County

The accident happened SB Route 130 at Federal Street

The accident happened SB Route 130 at Federal Street

Authorities say a man was driving under the influence when he struck and killed a teenager on a southern New Jersey roadway.

Burlington County prosecutors say Ricardo Patterson III could face criminal charges stemming from Sunday’s accident on Route 130 South in Burlington City. But they say a decision won’t be made until toxicology testing is completed.

The 42-year-old Willingboro man is accused of hitting 17-year-old city resident Antwan Timbers Jr.

The high school senior was walking with a friend off the roadway when he was struck around 12:10 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Timbers’ friend wasn’t hurt in the accident.

Prosecutors say Patterson remained at the scene. He was cited for driving under the influence and reckless driving.

A telephone number for Patterson could not be located Sunday.

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