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William Hardenburg, emergency management official in NJ, struck by car, killed while cleaning up Sandy damage

Published On: Nov 07 2012 12:56:10 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2012 08:07:33 AM EST

Two pines became uprooted due to hurricane Sandy's high winds.


An emergency management coordinator was struck and killed by a passing motorist while working with a private contractor on storm cleanup Monday morning, officials said.

William Hardenburg, the emergency management coordinator for Bethlehem Twp., Hunterdon Co., N.J., was working with a private contractor to clean up storm damage at a home on Route 617 in Raritan Township when he was struck shortly before 9 a.m., said officials, adding that Hardenburg, 67, died a short time later.

"We offer our sympathy and condolences to Mr. Hardenburg’s family and the Township of Bethlehem," said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III. "Like most of Hunterdon’s emergency workers, Mr. Hardenburg was a volunteer. Mr. Hardenburg was a well-respected member of this community and he provided an invaluable service and will be missed.”


Hardenburg worked closely with emergency services as Hurricane Sandy moved through the area last week, officials said.