NJ couple killed on the way to their wedding in Pennsylvania

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NEW JERSEY -

A Jersey City couple have been identified as the man and woman who were killed in a Pennsylvania car crash last week.

Fanwood officials say that 35-year-old Kathryn Schurtz and her fiance, Joseph Kearney were killed on I-78 in Berks County on Wednesday.

State police say a tractor-trailer ran into the back of a car, starting a chain reaction with five commercial vehicles and the passenger car.

Officials say Schurtz and Kearney were on the way to their wedding in Pittsburgh when the crash occurred.

Kearney is from Pittsburgh, while Schurtz grew up in Fanwood and is a graduate of Union Catholic High School.  She's also the daughter of former Fanwood Councilwoman Karen Schurtz.

Services for Schurtz are scheduled this week at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains.

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