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White Horse Pike closed due to fatal car accident

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The White Horse Pike in South Jersey had to be closed on Wednesday due to a fatal accident.

According to CBS News, several New Jersey American Water utility workers were hit by the three-vehicle accident, which was reported around 10 a.m. One of them was killed.

“Four New Jersey American Water employees were installing a meter well when a third-party vehicle entered the work area and caused an accident at the construction site,” NJ American Water spokeswoman Denise Venuti Free told the Courier-Post.

According to the news agency, the accident occurred near the intersection of White Horse Pike and Ashland Avenue. The section of the road between Warwick and Evesham Roads is expected to be closed for several hours while police investigate.

According to KYW News Radio, police officials said an elderly driver crashed into the utility company's construction site in Magnolia. The radio station also reported that five, not four, workers were affected.

CBS News reported that the driver suffered minor injuries and the other two drivers involved in the accident were uninjured.

This is an evolving story and will continue to develop.

Kaitlyn McCormick writes for the Courier-Post, The Daily Journal and Burlington County Times, covering current affairs and local news from across South Jersey. If you have a story you want her to cover, email her at [email protected]. And subscribe to stay on top of the news you need.