One person died and a second person was hospitalized after a violent crash that split a car in half in South Jersey Wednesday morning.
The one-car crash happened about 1:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 130 at Beverly Road in Burlington Township.
According to the Burlington Township Police Department, before crashing, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and "in an erratic fashion."
The vehicle struck the center grass median, then careened back across the northbound lanes of Route 130 and struck a telephone pole located in front of Quality Auto Body.
After striking the telephone pole, the vehicle separated with the rear portion of the vehicle coming to a stop in the Quality Auto Body parking lot. The front portion came to a stop in an Enterprise Rent-A-Car parking lot.
Twenty-two-year-old Nathaniel Gray, of Clementon, New Jersey, was killed in the crash.
Rashon Causey, a 37-year-old male from Burlington City, was airlifted to Helene Fuld Trauma in Trenton for significant head and facial injuries, as well as broken ribs. He is listed in stable condition.
It was not immediately determined who was driving the car.
As a result of the crash and its investigation, all lanes of northbound Route 130 at Beverly Road were closed for several hours. About 6:30 a.m., the left lane was able to get by and around 8:00 a.m., all lanes were reopened.
The deadly crash remains under investigation.