New bodycam video released of deadly police-involved crash in Long Branch

The crash happened during the early morning hours of Aug. 14 as police responded to reports of an armed break-in.

Jim Murdoch

Oct 4, 2023, 10:34 AM

Updated 293 days ago

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Warning: Some viewers may find the video above disturbing.
Graphic video just released shows the moment of impact between a Long Branch police cruiser and a suspect's vehicle. The crash killed Tracee Blount, 38, of Long Branch.
The crash happened during the early morning hours of Aug. 14 as police responded to reports of an armed break-in.
The video and audio recordings were released from the office of the attorney general.
The suspect in this case, Altonia Williams, 45, of Long Branch, was charged with numerous crimes, including eluding police, weapons offenses and armed burglary.
By law, all incidents involving the death of a person during an encounter with law enforcement will go under an independent investigation and state grand jury.
This will determine if there is enough evidence for an indictment against any of the officers.
The attorney general's office says this investigation is still ongoing


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