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Three Jamaicans reportedly killed in New Jersey crash

Published: Friday December 28, 2012 | 9:24 am Comments 0
Three family members from Atlanta were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mount Holly on Thursday. (photo courtesy of 6ABC.com in Philadelphia.)
Three family members from Atlanta were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mount Holly on Thursday. (photo courtesy of 6ABC.com in Philadelphia.)

Three Atlanta Jamaicans were killed in an accident yesterday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to New Jersey State Police.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an 18-year-old family member survived and was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The police said a tractor-trailer hit the back of a Toyota Camry around 10 a.m. on Thursday near Mount Laurel, N.J.

Reports are the Camryís driver, 51-year-old Ainsworth Mallett, who operated the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill on Rockbridge Road, his wife 49-year-old Jacqueline Mallett, and their 12-year-old son, Drew Mallett, were all pronounced dead at the scene.

A dog in the Toyota was also killed, according to authorities.

The police said a second car was also involved in a minor way, and a second tractor-trailer swerved to avoid the accident.

The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.

The New Jersey State Police are still investigating.

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