A Camden man crashed his car into a house on Cooper Street in Deptford around midnight Sunday and abandoned his fiancée and their two children there, Deptford Township police said Monday.
After the crash, Daniel Damon, 36, asked the homeowner to take care of his fiancée and children, then fled, Detective Sgt. George Johnson said. He was arrested shortly afterward and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and motor-vehicle offenses.
He and his fiancée, Camille Walker, also face obstruction charges and are in the Gloucester County Jail on $2,500 bail each. Walker, 28, of Woodbury, told police that someone else was driving the car. Their 1-year-old and 2-month-old are now with Walker's sister, police said.
The Cooper Street family was not injured when the car jumped a guardrail at Cooper and Clements Bridge Road and crashed through a wall of the home. The house was uninhabitable after the accident, so the American Red Cross offered the family shelter, Johnson said.