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21-year-old New Jersey girl dies in semi-trailer accident, police say

21-year-old New Jersey girl dies in semi-trailer accident, police say

A 21-year-old driver died Wednesday morning after her car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Monmouth County, police said.

The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on County Road 539 in Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Jeffrey Lebron told NJ Advance Media.

An Acura sedan driven by 21-year-old Carla Rinconrumay of Trenton was traveling north on the road while the Mack truck was traveling south, Lebron said.

Near mile 39.2, the front of the truck struck the right side of the Acura in the southbound lane, causing both vehicles to leave the road, investigators said. The truck and car plunged down an embankment and struck a utility pole.

Rinconrumay was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Mack, a 25-year-old Allentown man, suffered minor injuries, police said.

The accident was still being investigated on Wednesday evening.

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