Fatal crash leaves 2 dead, 3 injured on Route 42 in Camden County

- Police are investigating following an overnight crash that left two dead and three injured in Bellmawr, New Jersey.

Around 3:30 a.m., a Nissan Sentra entering from Route 55 to Route 42 northbound struck a dump truck. The impact of the crash caused the dump truck to overturn, spilling asphalt onto the road.

A Chevy traveling in the left lane struck the dump truck, ejecting the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have since identified the driver as 27-year-old Thomas Martinez-Cruz of Philadelphia.

A rear seat passenger, 21-year-old Reina Ortiz-Rodriguez of Philadelphia, was also killed in the crash.

Two other passengers in Martinez-Cruz's car remain in serious condition at Cooper University Hospital.

The driver of the dump truck also remains in serious condition. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

Route 42 northbound closed for several hours following the crash but has since reopened.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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