EAST WINDSOR — An overturned car on the New Jersey Turnpike caused early morning delays on Thursday.

State Police said two Honda' collided on the southbound inner lanes just north of Exit 8 for Route 33 in East Windsor around 6 a.m.

Abdelrahm Gadalla, 22, of Frankin Park, the driver of a Honda Accord was killed when he  struck the guardrail and flipped over into the right lane, according to police.  His passenger, Akhil Uppluri, 22, of Dayton, was seriously injured.

The driver of a Honda CRV, Robert F. Lavin of Wilmington, North Carolina, was not injured nor was his passenger.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have yet been filed.

Video of the scene showed extensive damage to a guard rail. between the inner and outer lanes.

The inner lanes were closed just before 7 a.m.for an investigation, while rubbernecking held up the outer lanes. All lanes were opened by 8:30 a.m. but delays remained.


Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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