Three men in an out-of-control vehicle that veered off the New Jersey Turnpike Thursday morning have died, according to New Jersey State Police.

An accident on the New Jersey Turnpike southbound near #4 (Route 73) in Mt. Laurel (Gellman Images)

The right lane was blocked off for much of the morning as investigators remained on the scene and road crews worked to make repairs areas around the accident, on the southbound side of the road near Exit 4 for Route 73 in the Mount Laurel area.

New Jersey State Police say the driver of a Jeep Cherokee lost control around 7:08 a.m. went off the road from the left shoulder, down an embankment and into a tree. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene and have not yet been positively identified.  State Police say their investigation is ongoing into the cause and circumstances of the crash.

Earlier, at about 5 a.m., a tractor trailer jackknifed, causing a salt truck to go off the road and flip on its side along Interstate 295 near Exit 18 (Mt.Royal/Clarksboro) in Paulsboro, according to CBS Philly. Only one lane was available  for southbound commuters as the incident was cleaned up. No injuries were reported.

 

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