An adult and child were killed after their SUV crashed into another vehicle, flipped over and became fully engulfed in flames Tuesday afternoon in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
"Anything involving children is just difficult," Scullville Vol. Fire Company Chief Steve Prisament said. "Very difficult."
The victims were inside a 2015 Kia Soul traveling on English Creek Avenue just south of Buckingham Drive at 12:14 p.m. when the vehicle collided with a Cadillac.
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The impact caused the SUV to flip over and catch fire, trapping the adult and child inside. They both died from their injuries. Police have not yet revealed their identities but told NBC10 the victims are from the Egg Harbor Township area.
The driver of the Cadillac, a woman, was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The area of English Creek Avenue was shut down for about six hours before reopening.
Officials continue to investigate what led to the crash.
If you have any information, please call the Egg Harbor Township Traffic Safety Unit at 609-926-2661.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article identified the gender of the adult victim. We do not have that information at this time.