1 dead in Garden State Parkway crash

April 10, 2009 6:31:50 PM PDT
A head on crash on the Garden State Parkway late Friday afternoon has left one person dead and another seriously injured. The crash occurred just after 4:30 p.m. on the parkway at Cape May Courthouse.

New Jersey State Police say a vehicle, traveling north, crossed the grassy median and entered the southbound lanes colliding head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the striking vehicle, 54-year-old James Trout of Upper Darby was killed in the wreck. The other driver, 48-year-old Karen Thompson, was flown to a local hospital with serious injuries.

State Police continue to investigate.

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