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Pennsauken Car Crash Kills 1 Philadelphia Teen, Injures 3 Others

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By Al Novack, Robin Rieger

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A car crash in South Jersey has taken the life of one Philadelphia teen and injured three others.

The car went out of control and overturned on Haddonfield Road and Route 73 in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey Saturday night.

Police say four teens were returning to Philadelphia from the Cherry Hill Mall in a Toyota Corolla when the accident occurred.

Authorities report the driver, a 19-year-old male, did not navigate the turn from Haddonfield Road to Route 73 and struck two curbs flipping the car.

15-year-old Nick Tirado, who was sitting behind the driver, was ejected through the back window, according to police. He was pronounced dead.

The driver, another 15-year-old and a 13-year-old were wearing seat belts. They were treated and released from Cooper Medical Center in Camden.

Police say there are no signs that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The accident is still under investigation.