Mount Laurel, NJ, man killed in 2-car crash outside his own restaurant

MOUNT LAUREL — The community mourns a local business owner who was killed in an accident as he left his own family’s restaurant last weekend.

Glenn Keen, 52, of Mount Laurel, was exiting the Cucina Carini parking lot on Sept. 3 when his car was struck by another vehicle, the Burlington County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.

The accident happened in the 1300 block of Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road around 8 p.m., police said – the restaurant is across from a township elementary school.

Cucina Carini in Mount Laurel (Google Maps)

Cucina Carini in Mount Laurel (Google Maps)

Keen was airlifted to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he died later that night.

The other driver was taken by ambulance to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed at this stage of the investigation, the prosecution said Thursday.

Glenn Keen and his wife, Paula, opened the restaurant together in 1995 – the same year they married, according to his obituary.

He is survived by Paula Keen, their two sons, his own parents and other relatives.

“Glenn is known for his strength, humility and down to earth nature. He worked passionately throughout his life with his love and devotion to Paula, Vincenzo and Anthony as his driving force in all things” , we read in his obituary – echoed by numerous comments on the Facebook page of the restaurant.

The funeral was held Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Riverton.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]

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