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Man killed, 13 hurt when van overturns on New Jersey highway

September 30, 2021 GMT

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A van carrying 14 people crashed and overturned on a major highway in central New Jersey, killing a New York City man and injuring all the other passengers.

The accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 occurred around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday near milepost 59 in Hamilton, state police said. Witnesses said the van veered off the right side of the highway and struck a guard rail, then slid back onto the road and overturned. Four people were ejected from the vehicle.

Daniel Del Carmen Marmol Batista, 55, of Ridgewood, New York was killed, while two other passengers — a 47-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man — were hospitalized with undisclosed serious injuries. The driver, a 33-year-old Camden man, and the remaining 10 passengers all suffered undisclosed minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.