HOLMDEL — A former mayor of Woodbridge was involved in a single-car crash that killed his wife Friday on the Garden State Parkway.

Margaret Cerria, 84, of Lakewood, died after the crash about 3:38 p.m. in the northbound outer lanes near the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Her husband, Philip Cerria, 85, was hospitalized at Jersey Shore University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

Cerria was the mayor of Woodbridge from 1984 to 1987. The couple's daughter, Margaret Truppa, is the principal of Menlo Park Terrace School 19 in Woodbridge. Their grandson, Lou Truppa, is a sophomore and a running back for the The College of New Jersey football team.

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