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Fatal Car Accident In Gloucester County

WASHINGTON TWP., N.J. (CBS) – Police say one person is dead and two others were taken to the hospital after two vehicles collided Saturday afternoon in Gloucester County, N.J.

According to police, the incident happened just after 1 p.m. at the intersection of Hurffville Cross Keys Road and Chapel Heights Road.

Investigators believe that one of the vehicles involved ran a red traffic light.

One of the passengers in a 2012 GMC Terrain, which overturned as a result of the collision, was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not been released.

Another passenger in the GMC, as well the passenger in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee which collided with the GMC, were both transported to Kennedy Hospital in Washington Township.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours as a result of the crash and investigation.

No charges have been filed as of 6 p.m. Saturday pending further investigation.

If anyone witnessed the crash, police are asking they contact the Traffic Safety Unit at (856) 589-6694.


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