10-Vehicle NJ Turnpike Crash Kills 5, Hurts More

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - A 10-vehicle crash on the New Jersey
Turnpike has killed five people and injured several others.

Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando says it appears nine cars and a tractor-trailer were involved in Saturday afternoon's fiery crash in the turnpike's southbound lanes in Mount Laurel, considered a Philadelphia suburb.

Orlando says all those killed were in one car, which burst into flames.

The crash has caused major traffic delays in the area and a diversion of southbound traffic on the turnpike, one of the nation's most heavily trafficked highways.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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