TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Part of the southbound New Jersey Turnpike is closed after an accident claims three lives.

New Jersey State Police say the crash occurred late Thursday morning in Mount Laurel and involved two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles.

Southbound traffic is being diverted off the turnpike at Exit 7-A.

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The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Aerial footage showed two tractor-trailers knocked off the road, with a mangled car between them.

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