Authorities in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, say a truck driver was killed in a multi-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 12:30 on Malaga Road near Morgan Road.

According to police, an investigation determined that 30-year-old Lashaya Goldsmith of Camden was traveling westbound on Malaga Road when she drifted into the eastbound lane, hitting a Mack truck being driven by 62-year-old Richard Lupton of Newport.

After the impact, the truck crossed into the opposing lane and hit a westbound car driven by 27-year-old Anastasia Keermann of Millville. From there, the truck then entered a yard and struck a tree.

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Goldsmith was airlifted to Cooper Hospital in Camden for treatment of a serious lower-body injury. Keermann was taken to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township for evaluation.

Lupton was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Multiple witnesses remained at the scene to give information to police.

The Monroe Township Police Department continues to investigate the crash.

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