Driver Hits & Kills Boy in Egg Harbor

Authorities say an unlicensed driver struck and killed a 7-year-old boy and seriously injured a woman as they tried to cross a highway in Egg Harbor City at around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. Atlantic County prosecutors say the two were crossing the White Horse Pike with another young child when they were struck. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries that are considered life-threatening. The 30-year-old driver, Jorge Rodriguez, was charged with being an unlicensed driver in a fatal motor vehicle crash. It wasn’t known yet today if he’s retained an attorney.