2 Dead in Crash on NJ Turnpike Extension: State Police

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NBC 4 NY

Two people were killed in a crash that slowed traffic on a busy New Jersey highway Monday afternoon, authorities say. 

One person was pronounced dead after a collision involving three vehicles just near the toll booths of the westbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike Extension at exit 14C in Jersey City, state police said.

Three other people were taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where one of them also died, police said.

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The other two injured were listed in serious condition. 

Chopper 4 footage from the scene shows a van that appears to belong to a health care company and a badly mangled car. 

Officials with Care Point, the company that owns the van, said that the car was carrying the person who died. The driver of the van had minor injuries. No patients were in the van at the time. 

There was about a mile-long backup on the westbound side of the turnpike extension during the evening rush. The roadway was cleared by Monday night. 

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