BERKELEY – A local family was blindsided by the crash that claimed the life of their beloved “Pops” and are asking the community for help.
Tracy Pierce, 59, of Berkeley was driving home at around 1 p.m. on November 29 when his Ford Mustang struck a utility pole on Westbrook Drive.
“Our loving pops was driving home on Sunday, seven blocks from his house, when he was in a massive car accident, and passed away during ambulance ride to hospital,” wrote Sarah Pierce on the GoFundMe. “Our family is in ruins. We are asking for any and all help with donations to help with funeral expenses. This was a sudden and tragic accident. None of us were prepared for him to leave us so soon. We thank everyone with all our heart and soul who help us in getting him the funeral he deserves.”
The fundraiser can be found at gofundme.com/f/help-for-our-pops-funeral
Police are still investigating the crash. It was initially believed to have been a pedestrian struck because he had been ejected from the vehicle.
This investigation is ongoing by Traffic Safety Officer Patrick Coletti. Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-1132 x2125. Tips can be left by calling 732-341-1132 x611. Tips can be anonymous.