Fatal accident, car fire shut down southbound NJ Turnpike (WATCH)
Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and car fire on the southbound NJ Turnpike, just below exit 2, causing multi-mile delays and detours.
New Jersey State Police tweeted at 5:46 p.m. Monday that the accident occurred in Woolwich, Gloucester County. They confirmed on their Twitter page that there was one confirmed fatality.
Authorities say one person was trapped inside a vehicle. Police also said at least one car was fully engulfed in flames. All lanes of the turnpike were shut down between exits 4 and 2 as of 7:50 p.m., according to Mike Barker of NJ 101.5 Traffic South. Cars were being diverted off exit 4.
As of 6:30 p.m., all lanes remained closed between exit 4 (Rt. 73) and exit 2 (Rt. 322). Extensive delays were expected to last through the evening commute.
This is a developing story. We will post additional details as they become available.
Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor at NJ 101.5. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.