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UPDATE: Police ID PA Woman Killed in I-78 Crash in Union County

Berkeley Township

Officials today identified a 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman killed Sunday morning after the car she was in struck a tree on Route I-78.

According to authorities, police responded to I-78 near milepost 43.2 shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday for a report of a serious crash.

An investigation into the crash revealed that a 23-year-old Pennsylvania woman was driving when she veered off the road and ultimately struck a tree.

Officials say the passenger, later identified as Emily Cooney, of Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead.

According to officials, both women were not wearing seatbelts.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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