Serious crash shutters Route 72 westbound in Barnegat Monday morning

    Police are investigating a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 72 in Barnegat early Monday morning.

    Authorities responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned vehicle near the intersection of Route 72 and Route 539 shortly before 6 a.m. that required a medevac response, according to emergency radio transmissions.

    The Route 72 westbound lanes are closed for an accident investigation, which will continue for several hours, the Barnegat Police Department said in a release issued around 8 a.m.

    All westbound traffic is being diverted to Route 539 north. Eastbound lanes will remain open.

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    Police have not released additional information as of mid-morning. 

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