Couple, adult daughter killed in crash; son hospitalized

July 8, 2019 GMT

FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a couple and their adult daughter were killed when their car collided with a tanker truck in southern New Jersey, a crash that also seriously injured their 11-year-old son.

Franklin police say the crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. Sunday. 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. The Bridgeton woman 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 remains under investigation