Five people were injured when the car they were in went off a southern New Jersey highway and crashed into a row of trees.

Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ

State police tell The Philadelphia Inquirer that the crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Monday in a westbound lane of the Atlantic City Expressway, near milepost 37.7 in Winslow Township. But the cause of the single-car crash remains under investigation.

All five of the injured were ejected from the vehicle. Two of them suffered serious injuries and were flown to a hospital, while the other three were treated for minor injuries.

The accident caused some travel delays in the area, as one of the westbound lanes on the expressway was shut for more than two hours while troopers investigated the crash.

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