Car submerged in New Jersey lake; driver dead

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LAWRENCE, New Jersey (AP) – An accident involving a dump truck and a car has sent both vehicles into a southern New Jersey lake, submerging the car and killing its driver.

Lawrence Police Lt. Charles Edgar says the truck rammed the car while it was stopped at a traffic light Thursday afternoon. He says the vehicles wound up in Colonial Lake with the truck on top of the submerged car.

Police haven’t released the victim’s identity pending family notification. Police say the truck driver was injured but alert and was taken to a hospital. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

A coroner removed a body from the scene on Thursday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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