Southbound NJ Turnpike Reopens After Crash Kills 3, Injures 1 - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Southbound NJ Turnpike Reopens After Crash Kills 3, Injures 1

Posted: Updated:
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -

Three members of one family were killed and another was injured in a crash that closed the southbound New Jersey Turnpike for hours on Thursday, state police said.

CHECK: Latest Traffic Conditions

The crash occurred at 10:11 a.m. on the southbound side of the turnpike, south of Interchange 5 and County Route 541 in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. That's just south of the Rancocas Creek bridge.

Officials said two trucks and at least two passenger vehicles were involved in the wreck, and one of the tractor-trailers jackknifed.

One 18-year-old woman with minor injuries was taken by medics to Cooper University Hospital.

On Thursday afternoon, state police said the dead and the injured 18-year-old were all believed to be from the same George family. A dog also from the same vehicle was also killed.

SkyFOX over the scene showed three of the vehicles came to rest near each other just off of the turnpike's right shoulder, although debris was scattered over all three lanes. The family's Toyota Camry was between the two tractor-trailers, while a Ford Edge with rear-end damage was farther down the highway.

The occupants of the tractor-trailers and Edge were uninjured, according to police.

After letting some cars leave the turnpike, New Jersey State Police closed the southbound lanes at 11 a.m. just before Exit 7A so they could continue to investigate.

State police had been advising motorists to use Route 195 West to Interstate 295 South as an alternate route.

The turnpike was reopened just before 3:30 p.m.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, state police said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:02:06 GMT
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
  • Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:16 GMT

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

  • Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:38:37 GMT
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices