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2 NY Residents Killed In NJ Turnpike Crash

Two New York residents were killed and two others injured when their car crashed into a construction vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Area of New Jersey Turnpike exit 12
Area of New Jersey Turnpike exit 12 (NJ Turnpike)

Two construction workers were also injured in Saturday’s crash, which occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the northbound truck lanes near Interchange 12 in Carteret. Witnesses say the car veered into the left shoulder and hit the back of a vehicle used to protect workers at the work site.

State Police Sgt. Brian Polite says the driver, 31-year-old Marvin Deleon-Quinonez of Pleasantville, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger sitting behind him, Tono Alarcon of Westchester, later died at a hospital.

Another passenger, Freddy Morena of Westchester, suffered serious injuries and remained hospitalized Sunday.

But the fourth passenger and two construction workers only had minor injuries.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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