CHERRY HILL — A Florida man was killed when he drove the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, state police reported.

Michael Jones, 21, of Port Richey, Florida drove his 2017 Jeep head-on into a 2012 Hyundai Tuscon around 11:30 p.m., according to State Police spokesman Alejandro Goez. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai, Guoyuan Lui, 42, and Ren Yidan, 32, both of Jersey City, were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with non-life threatening injuries.

Goez said it not known why Jones was driving in the wrong direction on the Turnpike. The crash investigation closed a portion of the road for around an hour.

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