Woman killed in crash involving garbage truck on Route 71 in Manasquan

A 78-year-old woman was killed in a crash with a garbage truck A 78-year-old woman was killed in a crash with a garbage truck
MANASQUAN -

A 78-year-old woman was killed after she was involved in a crash with a garbage truck on Route 71 in Manasquan.

Officials say the Manasquan woman was driving south on Route 71 in a 2013 Volvo when she crossed over into the northbound lanes and crashed into the truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the garbage truck was not hurt. The truck driver and the woman killed were the only people involved in the crash.

Route 71 was closed for several hours after the crash, but has since reopened.

The name of the woman killed was not immediately released.

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