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Bronx Woman Dead, 2 Drivers Injured In NJ Turnpike Crash

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A woman died and two others were injured in an overnight crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Monday morning in Essex County.

A Chevy Malibu that was disabled in the right lane was struck from behind by a Dodge Ram around 4:10 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway near milepost 105.7 in Newark, NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry said.

The Chevy was sent into the left concrete barrier and the Ram overturned, killing the Chevy passenger -- Monique Lucas, 55, of the Bronx --and seriously injuring the driver, Jermal Jordan, 33, of the Bronx, Curry said.

The driver of the Ram, Maciej Lenczewski, 43, of Saddle Brook, suffered moderate injuries, police said.

The southbound inner roadway was closed for approximately five hours resulting in moderate congestion. 

The accident was under investigation and there is no further information was available.

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