Dumbbell caused crash on NJ Turnpike

The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of a motor vehicle crash on the NJ Turnpike involving a dumbbell that smashed through a windshield and seriously injured a man.

On Monday, January 9, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Jack A. DeCarlo, 75, Hamilton Twp., NJ, was driving a GMC Terrain south on the NJ Turnpike in Oldman’s Twp., Salem County, when a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield and struck him in the head. The SUV then travelled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch.

Mr. DeCarlo was airlifted to Crozer Medical Center in Chester, PA where he is being treated for serious injuries. His passenger, Patricia DeCarlo, 57, Hamilton Twp., NJ, sustained minor injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact Moorestown Station at (856) 235-1937. Anonymous tips welcome.

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