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SUV Crash Kills 4 Teens On Garden State Parkway

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say four teenage boys were killed and four others injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed on the Garden State Parkway in southern New Jersey.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the accident, which occurred around 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes near exit 38A in Egg Harbor Township.

State police spokesman Sgt. Julian Castellanos said the driver — who was among those killed — apparently lost control of the SUV, which overturned several times. Two people were ejected.

Atlantic County authorities say the four surviving teens were being treated at hospitals for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. State police say the teens, who range in age from 15 to 17, all attended Mainland Regional High School in Linwood. They wouldn’t release their names.

The accident created lengthy traffic backups in the area for hours.

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