WILLINGBORO — A husband and wife died after their car went into a lake after a car crash on Saturday.

Burlington County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Joel Bewley said the minivan was hit by a car traveling at excessive rate of speed after its driver lost control around 4:30 p.m on Route 130 northbound at the Bridgeboro Road jughandle around 5 p.m.

The impact sent it over a guard rail, down an embankment and into a body of water which is part of Olympia Lakes.

Rescue crews pulled the couple, Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife Janet, 50, of Burlington Township out of the water but could not revive them. They were pronounced dead at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro

No charges have been filed agains the driver of the other car, Amish Patel, 29, of Delanco.

Bewley asked anyone with information about the incident to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ 


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