It happened before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes in Elk Township, New Jersey.
Images from Chopper 6 HD showed a light-colored sedan which had crashed in the woods dividing the north- and southbound sides of the highway.
A large tree was seen lying across the front half of the car.
Eighteen-year-old passenger, Shakira Deleon of Lindenwold, New Jersey, was killed in the crash.
The driver, 19-year-old Danail Garcia of Vineland, New Jersey, is in stable condition at Cooper University Hospital.
New Jersey State Police continue to investigate.