Drivers killed, 2 juveniles hurt in Salem County truck crash


Date Published: 2023/07/31

SALEM COUNTY, NJ — Two people died Thursday morning, July 27, after a two-vehicle wreck in Mannington that left two juveniles injured, one seriously, reports Daily Voice.

New Jersey State Police said the fatal collision occurred at Mannington-Yorktown Road and Alloway-Woodstown Road (County Route 603), at around 9:07 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found that 36-year-old Ashley Knuth, of Bridgeton, was operating a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was towing a trailer westbound on Mannington-Yorktown Road. David Mitchell, a 42-year-old Woodstown man, was operating an International 9200 truck northbound on Alloway-Woodstown Road. For reasons still unclear, the two vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and collided, killing both drivers.

One juvenile passenger in the Chevrolet was seriously injured, and another juvenile in the same vehicle sustained minor injuries, according to NJSP. No updates on their conditions have been shared at this time.

Authorities had the intersection blocked off in all directions for nearly seven hours during the response and investigation, which remains ongoing.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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