(Updated) Military vehicle overturns on the New Jersey Turnpike injuring four

Overturned military vehicle on the NJ Turnpike near Exit 8A. (Photo courtesy of Michael Watsey @WatseymWatsey)

Overturned military vehicle on the NJ Turnpike near Exit 8A. (Photo courtesy of Michael Watsey @WatseymWatsey)

The Associated Press reports that four people were injured in Thursday’s Humvee crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Earlier media reports said six were injured. The U.S. Army Humvee was travelling South when the vehicle lost control and overturned North of Exit 8A in South Brunswick, NJ.

The accident on Thursday closed all southbound lanes for about 90 minutes but just after 4 p.m. the New Jersey Turnpike Authority reported that the inner lanes are now open and one lane of traffic is getting by on the outer southbound lanes. 

The four injured remained hospitalized on Friday. New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said investigators are still trying to determine what caused the vehicle to strike a guardrail and turn over in South Brunswick.

Forty-year-old Sgt. Theodore Jackson of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, remains in critical condition.

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Twenty-four-year-old Spc. Marcos Santana of Poughkeepsie, New York, is in serious condition.

State police say 25-year-old Deborah Perez of Brooklyn, New York sustained serious leg injuries. Officials have not released her rank or condition.

The driver, 24-year-old Sgt. Gedry Concepcion-Munez of Bronx, New York, is in serious condition.

The soldiers are from the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion stationed at Fort Totten in Queens, New York.

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