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Tractor Trailer Accident Kills 3; Driver Charged

In a horrific accident over the weekend in New Jersey, a mother and two of her small children were killed when a tractor-trailer driver made an illegal U-turn and crashed into their SUV.

According to an article on NBCPhiladelphia.com, a 9-year-old boy and a 3-month-old boy were killed along with their mother. The father and an 8-year-old daughter were injured and taken to the hospital where they were later released. The family was Levittown, Pennsylvania.

In the article, police said the truck driver made an illegal U-turn. The accident happened on Business Route 1 in Lawrence Township, NJ. He was arrested and charged with three counts of death by auto. He is currently being held in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family as they cope with the loss of the mother and 2 children, and as the father and daughter recover from their injuries. We applaud the swift actions of the police in arresting the truck driver. We hope this brings some closure to the family.