Halloween Weekend a Busy Time on New Jersey’s Highways
TRENTON — It was a busy Halloween night on New Jersey's highways with at least two fatalities reported.
One person was killed and several people injured in a crash on Route 88 in Lakewood in front of the entrance to the Ocean County Park around 9 p.m., according to the Lakewood Scoop.
Dozens of emergency personnel responded to the crash, according to the report. The news site's photos of the scene show at least one car with heavy damage to its front end.
Police have not yet returned a message regarding the circumstances of the incident.
A crash on the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick killed a motorcyclist early Sunday morning. State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said the motorcycle collided with a van south of Exit 9 for Route 18 around 1:40 a.m.
Flynn said the circumstances of the incident remain under investigation, and did not disclose the name of the deceased.
Another crash on the southbound side of 42 freeway in Gloucester Township closed two lanes near Route 168 for an investigation on Sunday morning
Traffic was also reported to be heavy Saturday night around the area of Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 537 approaching the park from Route 195 that prompted an alert from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. The delays came on the last weekend of the park's annual Fright Fest festivities.
Flynn said three people were injured when one car rear ended another on Route 195 eastbound approaching exit 16 in Jackson for the park around 7:15 p.m.