1 Dead After Dump Truck Crashes, Smothers Car With Sand - NBC 10 Philadelphia

1 Dead After Dump Truck Crashes, Smothers Car With Sand

Woman dies after he car is crushed by dump truck carrying sand



    Friend Remembers Dump Truck Crash Victim

    Gail Walsh, 57, was killed when a truck full of sand crushed her car in Cherry Hill Thursday. On Friday her long-time friend Kathy Alvin remembered Walsh's work for Autism Speaks. (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2012)

    A 57-year-old woman is dead after a dump truck and car collided in Cherry Hill, N.J., Thursday, causing a truckload of sand to cover the car, according to Cherry Hill Police.

    Chopper 10 was over the crash that police say happened around 11:50 a.m. on the westbound side of Berlin Road (Route 561) near Morris Drive in Cherry Hill where the truck tipped over, landing on its side and dumping its contents on a car.

    The driver of the car, later identified as Gail Walsh of Cinnaminson, N.J., was killed, police said.

    The tri-axle dump truck rolled over after trying to avoid another vehicle that was attempting to turn left onto Haddonfield-Berlin Road eastbound, cops said.

    Dump Truck Crash Kills 1

    [PHI] Dump Truck Crash Kills 1
    One person died in a collision between a dump truck and a car in Cherry Hill, on Thursday.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012)

    Walsh, who was involved with Autism Speaks, is survived by her husband and two autistic sons, said long-time friend Kathy Alvin.

    The driver of the dump truck -- later identified as Ezequiel Rivera of Camden -- and the car that turned out into traffic were both uninjured, cops said.

    The driver of the car that pulled out wasn't identified due to the ongoing investigation.

    The accident remained under investigation Friday. Anyone with information should contact Cherry Hill Police's Traffic Unit at 856-488-7820.