On March 9, 2023, Matthew Cademartori, 25, of Northfield entered a guilty plea to one count of Vehicular Homicide in connection with the 2021 hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Absecon.
On January 8, 2022, at approximately 1:57 a.m., while operating a Ford F150 pickup traveling east on the White Horse Pike in Absecon, Cademartori stuck Talmadge Franklin, 67, of Absecon. Cademartori fled the scene and did not report the accident to law enforcement.
Several hours later, Franklin died of injuries sustained in the accident.
An investigation revealed that minutes before the fatal accident, Cademartori left the Hi-Point Pub in Absecon, where he consumed several alcoholic beverages.
This case was investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office – Crimes Investigation Unit and the Absecon Police Department. Cademartori will be sentenced on June 19, 2023.
Cademartori faces seven years in prison with an 85% period of parole ineligibility, pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson represents the State.