3 killed in NJ Turnpike crash in Burlington County

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3 killed in NJ Turnpike crash in Burlington County

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Part of the southbound New Jersey Turnpike was closed after an accident claimed three lives and left one other person injured.

New Jersey State Police say the crash occurred about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Laurel and involved two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles.

All of the vehicles ended up on the shoulder after the crash.  One passenger vehicle was in a ditch.

It happened on the southbound side of the turnpike south of Interchange 5 and County Route 541.  Cars and trucks share the same lanes in that area of the turnpike.

Southbound traffic was being diverted off the turnpike at Exit 7-A.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Copyright 2012 MyFoxNY.com/The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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