New details revealed in crash that killed father, daughters and niece in Westville, NJ

The deadly crash happened on Gateway Boulevard in Westville, New Jersey
WESTVILLE, New Jersey -- Police in Westville, New Jersey say a father, his two daughters and niece were not wearing seatbelts before a fatal crash over the weekend.

It happened on July 31, around 9 p.m., on the 1000 block of Gateway Boulevard in Westville.

The crash claimed the life of 34-year-old George Ritter, his two daughters Alivia and Elsie, ages 9 and 5, and his 8-year-old niece Kenzie.

Police said on Tuesday that no one inside the 1987 black Ford Mustang was wearing seatbelts when Ritter crashed the vehicle outside of a Pellegrino Chevrolet dealership.

Pictured: George Ritter, his two daughters Alivia and Elsie, and his niece Kenzie.

Photo provided by family.



"I wish I could have her here next to me, give her one last hug because I never got to say goodbye to her," said Kenzie's father, Brian Mammoccio. "She was caring and honest and full of life and spark."

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The family was on their way home from a toddler's birthday party at the nearby Westville Power Boat Association when Ritter crashed the sports car.

"The vehicle was modified with specialized tires and engine accessories to include a roll cage to make the vehicle specially designed to race at private racetracks," said police in a statement.
It's still unclear what caused the crash but police say speed is being looked at as a contributing factor.



"Cherish every moment you have with your children because you never know when that moment can be taken away. I only got eight years with mine," said Mammoccio.


Toxicology results for Ritter are still pending, according to the Westville Police Department.

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