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MONROE TWP.  - A Williamstown man was killed when his car veered out of control and spun off the Black Horse Pike Friday afternoon.

Raymond J. Taylor was driving his 2006 Kia Optima east on Route 322, South Black Horse Pike, in the left lane at about 3:18 p.m. when he made a sudden lane change, moving into the right lane, police said.

Taylor hit the brakes and his car began to slide on the dry asphalt road, said police. Taylor lost control of the Kia and it rotated clockwise, continuing across the eastbound shoulder onto private property in the 2400 block of South Black Horse Pike, police said.

The car stopped when it hit some trees.

Taylor was trapped and unconscious when emergency personnel arrived. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene at 3:37 p.m., police said.

Police were assisted by Cecil Fire Department Rescue and Fire Police, Monroe Township Emergency Medical Service, Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management and Inspira Paramedics.

Sgt. Jim Kelly of the Monroe Township Police Traffic Safety Bureau handled the case. Witnesses are being asked to call Kelly at 856-728-9800, ext. 540.

No charges are pending.