On July 14, 2013, at approximately 2203 hours, Officer Arthur Cronk, noticed a male lying in the roadway at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 571. Officer Cronk had arrived moments after 19 year old, Ajhawn Wallace, of Richmond Avenue, Manchester, was struck by a vehicle. Ajhawn Wallace was crossing Route 70, in the crosswalk, when he was struck by 72 year old, Joel Firestone, of Liverpool Circle, Manchester who was operating a 2011 Chrysler 300. Firestone was traveling Eastbound on Route 70 and the traffic signal was green for his direction of travel at the time of the crash.
Ajhawn Wallace was air lifted by Mon-Oc to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He is listed in stable condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center. The Manchester First Aid Squad and Mon-Oc Paramedics responded to the scene. This crash is being investigated by Ptl. Arthur Cronk of the Manchester Township Police Department Patrol Division.