Driver Allegedly Falls Asleep at Wheel, Passenger Killed

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    Investigators say a woman was killed when the car she was riding in struck a tree after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

    Middle Township police tell The Press of Atlantic City that the crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. Saturday on Route 47 northbound in the Cape May County community.

    They say 19-year-old Raquel Cannon of Gloucester Township was killed instantly. The driver, 18-year-old Gloucester resident Lacey Marlow, was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

    No charges have been filed so far, but the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

    Authorities say no other vehicles were involved in the accident.