One Dead, Two Injured in Franklinville Crash Tuesday Night
One person was killed and two people were injured - one critically - in a crash in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, Tuesday evening.
NJ.com reports 26-year-old Jorge Cervantes of Williamstown may have fallen asleep behind the wheel when his SUV slammed into a pole and a tree in the 2400 block of Main Road around 7:45.
Responding crews found Cervantes unconscious with severe head injuries, according to the report. His wife, 24-year-old Mary Ortiz, was in the backseat; she was found unconscious and unresponsive with head injuries. Another passenger, 27-year-old Emmanuel Ortiz-Rosas, also of Williamstown, suffered minor injuries.
Cervantes and his wife were airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he was pronounced dead, according to Franklin Township Police. Ortiz is listed in critical but stable condition.
Franklin Township Sgt. Jeffrey McGuigan told The Daily Journal, "the crash occurred due to Cervantes possibly falling asleep while driving." An investigation at the scene ruled out alcohol or drugs as a factor in the crash.