Contact Us
Burlington Daily Voice serves Bass River, Bordentown, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Evesham Township, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton & Willingboro
Return to your home site

Menu

Burlington Daily Voice serves Bass River, Bordentown, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Evesham Township, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton & Willingboro

Nearby Sites

  • Ocean
    serves Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Stafford & Toms River
  • Camden
    serves Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken, Voorhees & Winslow Township
  • Monmouth
    serves Freehold, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown & Neptune
  • Mercer
    serves East Windsor, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor & Windsor
  • Montgomery
    serves Abington Twp, Cheltenham Twp, Horsham Twp, Lower Merion Twp, Lower Providence Twp, Montgomery Twp, Norristown, Upper Dublin Twp & Upper Merion Twp
  • Atlantic
    serves Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Elwood, Linwood, Longport, Mays Landing, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic & Ventnor City
  • Bucks
    serves Bensalem Twp, Briston Twp, Buckingham Twp, Falls Twp, Lower Makefield Twp, Middletown Twp, Northampton Twp, Warminster Twp & Warrington Twp
DV Pilot Police & Fire

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) Aerial photo of a fatal five-car crash on Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. (Photo Courtesy of Skyforce NBC-10 Philadelphia)
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)
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Photo Credit: Google Maps

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

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.