September 30, 2021–Update from yesterday’s accident
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—New Jersey State Police stated that 14 occupants traveling in a Ford Econoline van traveling north in the area of mile post 59 yesterday were injured around 3:25 p.m. The van went off the road to the right, struck the guardrail, reentered the roadway and overturned. Of the 14 occupants, four were ejected and one sustained fatal injuries, two sustained serious injuries and the rest sustained minor injuries.
The driver, Silvestre Diaz, 33, of Camden, NJ sustained minor injuries. Passenger, Daniel Del Carmen Marmol Batista, 55, of Ridgewood, NY sustained fatal injuries. 47-year-old female passenger and 19-year-old male passenger sustained serious injuries.
The right and center lanes were closed for about 5 hours. The accident remains under investigation.