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Three Injured in NJ-72 Crash in Woodland Township

By rlsmetro on
Woodland Township

NJ State Police are investigating a crash that seriously injured three victims on a highway in Burlington County Saturday. 

Officials said the crash was reported at 3:50 p.m. on State Highway 72 west at milepost 5.5 in Woodland Township.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a Honda CRV was traveling eastbound on NJ-72, a Honda Accord was traveling west, and a Mercedes Benz was traveling west behind the Accord.

Police say in the area of milepost 5.5, a head-on collision occurred between the CRV and Accord.

According to police, the Mercedes Benz went off the road to the right and struck a tree.

The driver of the CRV, a 24-year-old male of Manahawkin and a 19-year-old female passenger sustained severe injuries.

Police said the driver of the Accord, a 26-year-old female of Matawan, also sustained serious injuries.

All three victims were airlifted to area hospitals.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.