Man suspected of slitting wife's throat while she's driving

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Posted: Apr 01, 2016 2:50 PM

DELRAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey investigators believe a man slit his wife's throat while she was driving, causing a crash, and then fled to a diner where he was found partially dressed and covered in blood.

The Burlington County prosecutor says Delran police responded Thursday night when a car collided with other vehicles. Officers reported finding a knife in the vehicle and 54-year-old Cynthia Fortune on the ground with lacerations on her neck. She later died.

Her husband, 37-year-old Quentin Fortune, of Somerdale, was at a nearby diner. Investigators say he was dressed only in a T-shirt, boxer-briefs and sneakers and covered in what appeared to be blood.

Prosecutor Robert Bernardi says an autopsy found that Cynthia Fortune died from two stab wounds to the neck. He says Fortune is doesn't have an attorney listed.