New Jersey

4 Soldiers Remain Hospitalized After Humvee Crash, 1 ‘Critical'

One of the victims needed to be airlifted to a hospital after the crash near East Brunswick

One solider from an Army Reserve unit in New York is in critical condition and three others remain hospitalized after their Humvee overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike.

State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn says investigators on Friday are still trying to determine what caused the vehicle on Thursday to strike a guardrail and turn over in South Brunswick.

Forty-year-old Sgt. Theodore Jackson of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, remains in critical condition.

Twenty-four-year-old Spc. Marcos Santana of Poughkeepsie, New York, and 25-year-old Pfc. Deborah Perez of Brooklyn, New York, are in serious condition. Perez sustained serious leg injuries.

A witness said Perez's leg had to be amputated at the scene as emergency responders worked to remove the soldiers. 

State police spokesman Lawrence Peele only said the woman has a severe leg injury.

Another witness snapped a photo of a fellow comrade traveling in another military vehicle trying to help a trapped reservist. Soldiers used a jack to lift the Humvee off the trapped passengers.

The driver, 24-year-old Sgt. Gedry Concepcion-Munez of Bronx, New York, is in good condition.

The soldiers are from the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion stationed at Fort Totten in Queens,New York.

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