Fiery crash in Salem County kills 3, hurts boy

Posted: July 12, 2011

PEDRICKTOWN, N.J. - Police say a car ran off I-295 in Salem County, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames, killing three people and seriously injuring a 9-year-old boy.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. Monday in Oldmans Township, about 25 miles south of Philadelphia, said State Police Sgt. Brian Polite.

Three adults were trapped in the burning car and pronounced dead at the scene. Polite identified them as Manuel Marshal, 24, of Cheverly, Md.; Jessie Jones, 27, of Lanham, Md.; and Arthur Briscoe, whose age and hometown were not immediately available.

Polite credited two bystanders with saving the life of Jones' son, Hakeem, by pulling him from the car. The boy was flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was listed in stable condition Monday night with a broken femur. - AP

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