Two people are dead and three people are hospitalized following a serious crash and fire in Oaklyn, Camden County.
By Jeff Chirico
Updated 34 mins ago
OAKLYN, N.J. (WPVI) -- Two people are dead and three people are hospitalized following a serious crash and fire in Oaklyn, Camden County.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday along the White Horse Pike near Capitol Avenue.
Police say two vehicles collided at that location. The impact of the crash caused one to burst into flames.
At least five people had to be rushed to the hospital following a serious crash and fire in Oaklyn, Camden County.
Three people had to be extricated from their vehicles.
An Action News viewer sent us drone video of the crash scene.
Five vehicles were involved in all. Two of their front-ends mangled.
When Action News arrived on the scene, one was still smoking after catching fire.
Police have not said what caused the crash.
One victim died at the scene. A second victim died at Cooper University Hospital.
Three other victims are also taken to Cooper. One is critical and the other two are in serious condition.
Reporter Jeff Chirico spoke with a man who was at a nearby diner when the crash happened.
"I just heard a crash. I just come running down the street, and there were just people running all over the place," said Sal Borreggine of Audubon. "I seen the fire trucks coming down, and it was just craziness."
Action News was there as crews towed the fifth and final vehicle away from the scene.
We're told the roads at the time were not icy, but police have not yet released the cause of this crash. Based on the severity of the damage, speed and/or alcohol/drugs played a role.