There have been a significant number of fatal car crashes this holiday season in Southern New Jersey.

New Jersey State Police spokesman, Sergeant Alejandro Goez has confirmed one of the latest such incidents.

The fatal crash, involving a 27-year-old driver was reported (earlier today) at approximately 1:45 a.m., with the driver heading in the westbound lane near milepost 39.4 in Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey, according to Goez.

Goez has confirmed that the driver, Emily FitzPatrick of Hammonton, who was driving a Honda Accord sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

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A preliminary investigation of the crash appears to yield that Fitzpatrick’s Honda Accord was traveling eastbound, when she struck a deer. This caused her to go off of the road and (turned her to the left) into the center median, where she entered the westbound lanes and crashed into a GMC automobile.

Goez confirmed that the driver of the GMC was not injured in the crash.

Deer strikes often create a chain reaction of very bad car crashes.

Goez also confirmed that the westbound lanes were closed for about two hours as police investigated the crash scene.

The fatal crash remains under investigation under the direction of the New Jersey State Police.

SOURCE: New Jersey State Police.

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