2-vehicle fatal accident shuts down highway in Cumberland County, officials say

A fatal accident has caused New Jersey officials to shut down Route 77, in Upper Deerfield Township, in Cumberland County, as crews investigate.

Route 77 in Upper Deerfield Twp. in Cumberland County shut down as police and fire crews respond to a serious accident.

New Jersey State Police say multiple injuries were reported at the crash sight, located on Rt. 77, at Polk Lane. The accident happened Friday evening, about 6:15. Two vehicles were involved.

Authorities said one person died as a result of the accident.

One car collided with a van, carrying 16 people inside. Several people injured in the crash were flown to local hospitals.

There were no other details regarding the conditions of the people involved in the crash or when the highway would be reopened.