New Jersey

1 injured, NJ Turnpike closed temporarily after dumbbell hits car

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed in both directions Monday in Salem County after police say flying debris caused a crash.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed in both directions Monday in Salem County after police say flying debris caused a crash.  (FOX 29)

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed in both directions after police say flying debris caused a crash in Salem County.

The crash occurred near mile marker 6 around 7:18 a.m. in the southbound lanes.

Police say a 50-pound dumbbell struck the windshield of a car, injuring a 75-year-old man.

The victim was flown to Cozier Chester Hospital.

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Police are investigating how the dumbbell hit the windshield of the car.

The turnpike was closed in both directions in the area of the crash, but has since reopened. 

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