State Police reported that a Woodland woman died Tuesday after she was ejected from her vehicle during a crash off Route 563, the New Jersey State Police said.
At 5 p.m., Sylvia Burgos, 44, was driving south. near the Washington-Woodland border when she lost control, went off the roadway into a ditch, struck a tree and flipped onto its roof. Burgos was ejected.
A passing motorist who came upon the scene performed CPR until paramedics arrived. Burgos was taken to Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center in Galloway, Atlantic County. She was pronounced dead later that evening.
An investigation is ongoing, state police said.
According to court officials, Burgos was a bilingual master probation officer at the courthouse in Mount Holly. She oversaw training in the Criminal Division and was assigned the more complex cases for pre-sentence investigations and attended court in the absence of the team leader.
Burgos is an alumna of Oakcrest High School and Stockton State College, also had the additional skill of being bilingual and was able to translate and interpret for the division.
Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert, the presiding judge of the Criminal Division said that Sylvia as a valued employee, dear friend and colleague in the Criminal Division, will surely be missed. Her death comes as a great shock to us all, and the entire Criminal Division is grieving her loss.
Burgos is survived by her husband of 25 years, Ivan; two children; her parents and other family members.
Last year, 52 people died in motor vehicle accidents in Burlington County.
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