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Police say Delilah Road accident leaves one person dead

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EGG HARBOR TWP. -

Nino Vasquez didn't know what to think as he watched emergency officials try and save his Aunt and three other people who were involved in an entrapped motor vehicle accident on Delilah Road Tuesday afternoon.

"I didn't think it was that bad," said Nino Vasquez. "But the truck being on top of it, I just hope she's alright."

Police have identified the woman who died as 35 year-old Thelma H. Torres of Atlantic City.  She was the front seat passenger inside the Honda Civic involved in the crash.  According to Police, the driver, 21 year-old Lanette Torres, also of Atlantic City, reported a mechanical problem which caused her to veer into the other lane on Delilah Road, colliding with a truck.  Lanette Torres' two-year-old son was also in the car.  All three were treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital, where Thelma Torres was pronounced dead.

"I called the police station to ask where it was and if everything was ok, and they didn't give me any information at all. So my first reason was it was bad," said Vasquez.

Because of where the pick-up truck landed fire fighters had to use the Jaws of Life as well as professional grade air bags to remove Thelma Torres, who was trapped inside of the Civic.

Police also believe that weather may have played a big part in what caused the accident to be as serious as it was.

As for Vasquez he is hoping that it isn't his family who has to suffer the emotions of losing a loved one.

"I just hope both of them are ok and nothing bad happens."

The road was closed for three hours as authorities investigated the accident and cleared the scene.

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