A boy who was one of five children ejected in a two-car crash on Route 55 died Wednesday night in South Jersey.
The crash at milepost 34.6 in Vineland happened when the 36-year-old driver of the Toyota Sienna minivan carrying the kids veered off the road before overturning back onto the roadway and getting struck by an oncoming Chevrolet Cruze sedan shortly before 11:30 p.m., New Jersey State Police spokesman, Sgt. Lawrence Peele, said.
The Toyota driver, who is from Camden, sustained moderate injuries, he said. Five of the children were ejected, with four sustaining serious injuries and the boy dying on the scene.
The 20-year-old Chevrolet driver sustained moderate injuries, Peele said.
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All survivors were being treated at Cooper University Hospital.
During the investigation, officials shut down both northbound and southbound lanes for hours, with three medivac helicopters landing on the southbound lanes to airlift victims, dispatchers told NBC10.
The wreck remains under investigation.