Published reports say an 8-year-old died and three other people were hurt in a horrific crash on Route 55 in Gloucester County Saturday afternoon.

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The vehicle struck another car, lost control, crashed into an overpass, and burst into flames.

One child and two adults were sent to an area hospital; their conditions were not immediately available.

Crews spent six hours clearing and investigating the scene.

The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

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