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Victim ID'd In Fatal 5-Car Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Crash

Aerial photo of a fatal five-car crash on Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. (Photo Courtesy of Skyforce NBC-10 Philadelphia) Photo Credit: Skyforce NBC-10 Philadelphia (screengrab)
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Authorities have identified the driver killed Monday night in a five-car collision on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. 

Gerardo Francisco Perez Martinez, 35, of Camden died in the head-on crash, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. 

The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

Two cars heading west towards Philadelphia appeared to be speeding and one car clipped the other sending it into the eastbound lane, where it struck a Honda Civic head-on, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Director of Public Safety Patrick J. Reilly, Jr.

Martinez as pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:49 p.m. crash, they said. 

Five other people were taken to the hospital with various injuries, none of which were life-threatening, they said. 

The investigation is being led by BCPO Detective Jack Bowker and Det. Sgt. Brian Laudenslager of the Bridge Commission Police Department. 

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or email tips@co.burlington.nj.us

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