Teen drives van backward on Rt. 295, crash closes road for hours
LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A relatively safe holiday weekend ended on an odd note when five people were involved in an unusual incident on Route 295 Sunday afternoon that closed the road for several hours.
Jostin Carrero, 18, of Sewell drove his Dodge Grand Caravan mini-van backward along the right shoulder of northbound Route 295 near exit 10 for Center Square Road around 1:35 p.m., according to State Police Lt. Ted Schafer. Carvero drifted into the right travel lane and was struck in the rear-passenger side by a Toyota Corolla driven by Patricia Davis, 62, of Burlington, Schafer said.
Carrero was taken to Cooper University Medical Center for moderate injuries. Passengers Gianna Urbani, 15 of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, Kevin Eastburn, 17 of Washington Township and Melani Roe, 16 from Pennsville were hospitalized at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Davis suffered "moderate injuries" injuries in the crash, Schafer said.
Schafer said it was not clear why Carrero was driving backward and would not disclose the charges pending against Carrero pending the results of a toxicology report.
Schafer said six people died in highway fatalities on roads patrolled by State Police between Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Monday, at 5:59 a.m.
Two of those people were killed in a crash on Route 670 in Morris River when a 2004 Ford truck driver by Michelle Wolf, 30, of Port Norris drove into the the path of a Toyota Scion driven by Thomas Hughes, 34, of Cedarville. Both drivers were the only people in either vehicle.
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