Police Identify Driver Killed In Garden State Parkway Crash As 29-Year-Old From Lincoln Park

June 28, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey State Police confirmed one person has died in a serious wrong way motor vehicle crash yesterday June 27, 2022, on the Garden State Parkway last evening.

Troopers say they responded to a two vehicle crash on Garden State Parkway northbound on the express roadway at milepost 112 in Middletown Township, Monmouth County at 7:27 p.m. The preliminary investigation revealed that an Acura TL was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on Garden State Parkway express roadway and a Chevrolet Colorado was traveling north in the northbound express roadway lanes. In the area of milepost 112, the front of the Acura collided with the front of the Chevrolet causing the Chevrolet to subsequently overturn. As a result of the crash, the driver of the Acura, identified as Hamilton W. Smith 3rd, 29, of Lincoln Park sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the Chevy sustained minor injuries and the passenger of the Chevy sustained no injuries. And Mr. Smith was the only occupant of the Acura. New Jersey State Police report that this is still an active investigation.