A crash at 4PM Tuesday on Route 72 in Stafford Township in Ocean County resulted in four people - including two children - being airlifted to receive medical care.

The Stafford Township Police Department says the accident happened on Route 72 at the intersection with Mermaid Drive, and involved a sport utility vehicle and a commercial roll-off container truck.

Police say the truck, driven by David DeCant, 49 of Barrington, was eastbound on Route 72, slowing down to make a left turn onto Mermaid Drive. The SUV, driven by Justin Dowling, 37 of Bensalem, PA, crashed into the back of the truck.

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Dowling, an adult passenger, and two juveniles were seriously injured and airlifted to Jersey Shore Trauma Center for treatment. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Police do say that Dowling "was found to be operating while under a period of license suspension and is currently pending charges."

Stafford Township Police Department

The accident remains under investigation. If you happened to witness the accident, you're urged to call police at (609) 597-1189 X8436.

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