FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A Bridgeton couple and their adult daughter were killed when their car collided with a tanker truck in Gloucester County, a crash that also seriously injured their 11-year-old son, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, township police said. The car overturned and became pinned under the truck’s cab as both vehicles skidded off the road, trapping the family in their vehicle.
The car was driven by 19-year-old Mariela Cardoso-Baez. She and her parents, 44-year-old Jose Cardoso and 45-year-old Adriana Baez Mellado, 45, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The couple’s son was flown to a hospital and underwent emergency surgery. His name and further details on his condition haven’t been disclosed.
The truck driver was treated at a hospital for head and neck pain.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.
— Associated Press