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West Point man dies in Route 14 accident

A three-vehicle accident on Route 14 in Gloucester on Friday took the life of a West Point resident. State Police were called to investigate the accident in the westbound lanes of Route 14 two tenths of a mile west of Patriots Way just after 5:30 p.m.

A private paving company had closed down the right lane of travel to unload paving equipment to pave a private driveway. Two of the paving company’s vehicles were also stopped in the lane of travel to assist with the paving, according to state police.

A 2008 Subaru SUV westbound on Route 14 stopped in the lane of travel to avoid the stopped vehicles and was struck from behind by a 1992 Toyota Tacoma. State police said the driver of the Toyota, 89-year-old Charles Miller of West Point, was killed upon impact.

After striking the Subaru, the Toyota struck a 2000 Chevrolet 3500 that was stopped to assist with the paving. The adult female driving the Subaru and her two children were transported to the hospital with non-life threateni...

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