A serious car crash on Route 70 in Manchester sends four people to area hospitals. According to the Manchester Township Police Department, it was a four vehicle chain reaction crash that happened when a vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic on the road.

It happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Beckerville Road and Manchester Boulevard. The road was shut down for nearly four hours. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

The crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis and Patrolman Thomas O’Hare of the Manchester Traffic.

A Honda Civic was being driven by 19 year old Kyriph Wallace of Lakewood. His car crossed the center of the line of the roadway, hitting a Subaru Forester head-on. 74 year old Frank Dreifus of Whiting was driving that vehicle. The third car involved was a Ford Van driven by 49 year old Elma Evans of Brick.

Also a Buick Lucerne, driven by 70 year old David Rockhill of Whiting and two others from Cream Ridge were involved in the crash.

Injuries range from the serious to the minor. Everyone was wearing their seat belts at the time.