3 killed in NJ Turnpike crash in Burlington County

Three people believed to be members of the same Georgia family were killed in an accident Thursday the New Jersey Turnpike. An 18-year-old woman, also

Three people believed to be members of the same Georgia family were killed in an accident Thursday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Three people believed to be members of the same Georgia family were killed in an accident Thursday on the New Jersey Turnpike. (12/27/12)

MOUNT LAUREL - (AP) Three people believed to be members of the same Georgia family were killed in an accident Thursday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

An 18-year-old woman, also believed to be a family member, survived.

Lt. Stephen Jones says police are still investigating what caused a tractor-trailer to hit the back of a Toyota Camry around 10 a.m. Thursday below Exit 5 near Mount Laurel.

Jones says the Camry's 51-year-old male driver, a 49-year-old female and a 12-year-old male were all pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Police have not released their names but say they're from Stone Mountain, Ga.

Jones says a second car was involved in a minor way, and a second tractor-trailer swerved to avoid the accident.

The southbound lanes of the Turnpike have re-opened.

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