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.
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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.