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H2Oi Wildwood’s Death: Drag Race Event Ends In Two Deaths


Wildwood’s drag race event, unfortunately, attracted attention under the name of H2Oi Wildwood’s death as it ended in a great tragedy. Stay With Us.

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On September 26, 2022, it was announced that a 37-year-old driver named Mr. Gerald J. White, struck a car, then hit two pedestrians during an unsanctioned drag racing rally going by the name H2Oi.

First thing first, a question may pop into our viewers’ minds where is Wildwood, and what is the H2Oi Wildwood event? Well, according to the website, the event is located at Wildwood Boardwalk, Boardwalk, Cape May, NJ, United States, Stone Harbor, United States.

Noted, it’s revealed that the H2Oi gathering had formerly been held in Ocean City, Maryland where chaos also broke out involving speeding cars and crashes.

Known as both H2oi or H2022, the group came to Wildwood the same weekend as the “Fall Classic Car Show.” According to Byron, it was a 30-year tradition that takes place as a parade during the afternoon along Pacific Avenue and later at Wildwoods Convention Center.

Following the H2Oi Wildwood's death tragedy, Mr. White has been charged for the death of two.

“I can’t stop somebody from coming over the bridge with a car, we have to have just cause. So [Ocean City’s officials] must have come up with some kind of solution on the legal end to be able to discourage them from coming.”

Wildwood’s Mayor Pete Byron

After a report of a multi-vehicle crash involving pedestrians, around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the police officers were called to the intersection of Burk and Atlantic Avenues.

It’s mentioned that officers were acquainted with this weekend’s planned roadway festivities, and the city’s commissioners released a Sept. 21 statement warning against reckless driving.

The statement says: “The Board of Commissioners emphasizes that all visitors to the Wildwoods are welcome and are expected to obey all ordinances and laws during their visit.”

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H2Oi Wildwood’s Death Tragedy; About The Crime Charged

Following the H2Oi Wildwood’s death tragedy, Mr. White has been charged for the death of an 18 years old woman as well as a 34-year-old man.

Mr. White was driving a 2003 Nissan Infiniti at the time he first struck a 2014 Honda Civic, then hit two pedestrians. Weakland, a pedestrian, died at the intersection.

Sadly, as a result of his injuries, a passenger in the Honda, Ogden, died at the Atlantic City Medical Center. Police arrested White after he attempted to flee the scene.

Must be noted that no details were released by police about any injuries to the other pedestrian.

According to the Police, Gerald J. White is charged in Pittsburgh with two counts of death by auto and two counts of assault by auto, in the death of the 18-year-old Lindsay Weakland, 18, of Carlisle, Pa., and 34-year-old Timothy Ogden of Clayton, N.J.,

According to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto, other charges related to White’s attempt to flee the scene.

Based on what the Police in Wildwood have shared with the citizens, they will plan to have a zero-tolerance policy for these kinds of car shows.

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What More About H2Oi Wildwood’s Event?

Byron revealed that Wildwood’s plans to control the event were outmatched by the large crowd as the game plan did not anticipate the number of people that came down.

That game plan went right out the window by the second day at the time the number of folks that were here grossly exceeded what the projected amount was by the state police.

Social platform accounts delivered a car community raging over the “takeover” in Wildwood in the meantime while trying to create distance between the tragedy and what many said were once just car enthusiasts wanting to have a good time.

Based on a post on the h2oicars Instagram account, takeovers are different from shows and meets in big cities. Noted, the post was later removed.

According to what was written, takeovers exhibit no regard or respect for the families or visitors of that city and revert years of effort of gaining respect for the car community that so many have fought for.

Following the H2Oi Wildwood's death tragedy, Mr. White has been charged for the death of two.

After messages seeking comments were not responded by an administrator for the Facebook group “H2oi wildwood 2022,” a later post on the site reported that all administrators had left the group.

The Facebook group’s “About” section reads that H2oi ocmd isn’t ever gonna be the same. Even if all the sideshow kids stop coming the laws they set in place for car modification will never go away. “It’s time to move on,” it was added.

Tyler Keller of Philadelphia, was a witness to the aftermath of the crash. Keller is a devotee of the H2Oi Facebook group but had only ever attended one other event in 2020.

25-year-old Keller described a mob scene and a pall of smoke over the shattered Infiniti and a body in the street. Based on the spreading word, the group started as a meet-up for Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts, but it gained more unsafe and aggressive drivers as it grew in popularity.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland Released This Statement on The Incident:

“I would first like to share my sincere condolences with the families of the two victims who were needlessly killed and those that have been injured. Their lives will be forever changed. Make no mistake that the tragic and dangerous events over the last several days in Wildwood, Rio Grande, Seaville, and surrounding communities are a direct result of the organizers of a pop-up car rally self-identified as H2Oi or H2O22.”

“Directing hundreds if not thousands of people driving high-performance vehicles to an area without any planning, staging, or permitting created the chaos that led to these deaths and injuries. Anyone thinking of engaging in organizing any type of similar pop-up event is forewarned that there will be swift and appropriate law enforcement and legal response.”

“We have heard of tragic deaths around this country based on stray bullets from illegal shootings hitting innocent bystanders and children; this is no different. Driving a motor vehicle at a high speed in a populated area is essentially the same as discharging a firearm. The results are the same, death and injury. Further, the size and weight of a motor vehicle also result in the destruction of private and public property.”

“I would like to commend the members of the Cape May County Prosecutors Office, Wildwood Police Department, Middle Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Atlantic City Police Department, and all of our local law enforcement partners who responded thru mutual aid to gain control of the situation as well as the fire and medical first responders who provided aid to the victims.”

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