UPDATE: State police are still investigating the cause of a fatal crash on the turnpike this morning.
Police said the accident involved a Toyota Camry, a Ford Edge and two tractor-trailers. Three people were killed in the crash, all of whom were in the Camry, along with an 18-year-old female passenger who sustained injuries and was taken to Cooper University Hospital. A dog riding in the Camry was also killed, according to police.
The Camry and its driver were both listed as being from Georgia, state police said.
UPDATE: There are also reports of an accident at mile 43.1 on Interstate 295 in Mount Laurel, with multiple injuries, including a victim trapped inside one of the vehicles.
The southbound New Jersey Turnpike has been shut down following a fatal accident a few miles north of the Route 73 interchange, state police confirmed.
Three people were killed in the 10 a.m. crash, police said, which involved two tractor-trailers and two cars.
Television helicopter footage showed two big rigs on the shoulder of the highway, with the cab of one twisted almost 180 degrees.
Traffic is already being diverted off the turnpike at interchange 7A, about 20 miles north of the accident scene.
The crash is currently under investigation. Stay with Patch for more information as it becomes available.