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Brooklyn teen killed, 3 others hurt in NJ Turnpike crash

September 29, 2014 Associated Press
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A Brooklyn teenager was killed and three other people were seriously injured when a tractor-trailer and a minivan collided on the New Jersey Turnpike.

State police say 15-year-old Nour Qudsi of Brooklyn was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday night’s crash in South Brunswick.

Three other people in the minivan — 12-year-old Ayah Qudsi and two adults, Dunia Qudsi and Wisam Awwad — were being treated for undisclosed injuries. All three are Brooklyn residents, but it wasn’t clear Saturday if any of the four victims are related.

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Authorities say Awwad was driving the minivan northbound in the right lane when it slowed down or stopped shortly before midnight. It was then rear-ended by the tractor-trailer.

No charges had been filed as of press time, but the investigation is ongoing.


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