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2 Women, Baby Girl Die in Crash in Little Egg Harbor Township

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Apiece Apart

Two women and a baby girl were killed in a head on collision in Little Egg Harbor Township Saturday night.

Officials say Shannon Tomkins, 27, of Tuckerton, New Jersey was driving a 2001 Mercury Cougar eastbound on Route 539 with her 5-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter inside shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. At the same time Nora Magnani, 67, of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, was driving a 2002 Honda CRV westbound on Route 539 with a 65-year-old passenger inside.

Officials say the Mercury crossed the center line and went into the westbound lane, colliding with the Honda. Both Tomkins and Magnani were killed in the crash. Tomkins’ 6-month-old daughter was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 9:43 p.m.

Tomkins’ 5-year-old son as well as Magnani’s 65-year-old passenger were also taken to the hospital where they are both in critical but stable condition.

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