An Egg Harbor Township man died Aug. 16 after a rollover crash in Montana that also left his wife injured.
Benjamin D. Clayton, 33, was killed and his wife, Kimberley, 29, was seriously injured after their SUV struck trees and rolled down a rocky embankment, the state Highway Patrol reported to the Daily Voice.
Clayton was driving on a rugged dirt road when he lost control of his vehicle on a curve, struck several trees and rolled down a 300-foot embankment, a spokesman for the agency told the outlet. Kimberly was able to crawl out of the SUV and call 911.
The area near Hungry Horse is very scenic, rustic and popular with fishermen and hikers, according to the report.
“Ben passed during a camping trip, where he and Kim were doing what they loved the most: spending time off-grid in some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer,” according to his obituary.
Clayton was involved in the South Jersey music scene as a singer, guitarist and songwriter.
The crash remains under investigation.
— Molly Bilinski