Friday, April 15, 2016

New Jersey Turnpike Crash Leaves 4 Fort Totten Army Reservists Hospitalized

Soldiers Remain Hospitalized As Police Probe Humvee Crash On New Jersey Turnpike
CBS New York
April 15, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Investigators on Friday were still trying to determine what caused a military vehicle to crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, seriously injuring four soldiers.

The U.S. Army Reserve soldiers, part of the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion stationed at Fort Totten in Queens, remain at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where they were taken after Thursday’s crash.

Police said Pfc. Deborah Perez of Brooklyn lost her leg; Sgt. Theodore Jackson of Lincoln Park is in critical condition; Spc. Marcos Santana of Poughkeepsie is in serious condition; and the driver, Sgt. Gedry Concepcion-Munez of Bronx, is in good condition, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.

Investigators said the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. The crash caused the Humvee to overturn, landing on its roof and sending debris across the southbound side of the Turnpike near exit 8 in South Brunswick.
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