A young man was killed when the car he was driving crashed along Interstate 295 in Lawrence Township Friday evening, Dec. 30.
The accident happened about 8:10 p.m. along the southbound side of I-295 near milepost 67, just south of the exits for Route 1.
The car, which appeared to have struck at least three trees, had significant damage to its driver’s side. According to police and emergency officials, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is currently under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.
Assisting troopers at the scene were Lawrence Township police, a Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Service ambulance crew, Capital Health System paramedics, and volunteer firefighters from Lawrenceville, Lawrence Road and Slackwood fire companies.
Two of the three southbound lanes were closed for a couple hours because of the accident, resulting in a traffic backup in the area.