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State Police want your help in Turnpike dumbbell incident

A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike
A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike (CBS Philly)

OLDMANS — New Jersey State Police are still trying to figure out how and why a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield of an SUV on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday morning.

Dumbbell crashes through car's windshield, snarling Turnpike traffic

Around 2 p.m. Monday, about seven hours after the incident at mile marker 6.6 on the southbound side of the Turnpike, NJSP’s official Twitter account distributed a phone number to call for anyone who might have witnessed the crash, or might have more information.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 75-year-old Jack Decarlo of Hamilton Township (Mercer) in a report by NJ.com citing State Police, suffered serious facial injuries. His 57-year-old wife was also hurt.

Son Jim Decarlo told CBS Philly that his parents were headed to South Carolina for vacation and called the incident “a freak thing,” and that the family hopes to learn whether or not it was intentional.

Patrick Lavery produces “New Jersey’s First News” and is New Jersey 101.5’s morning drive breaking news reporter. Follow him on Twitter @plavery1015 or email patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com.

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