1 Dead After Dump Truck Crashes, Smothers Car With Sand

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

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.

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.

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