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3 injured, 1 seriously, after SUV crashes into vehicle parked on shoulder of I-78 in Somerset County

WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Three Pennsylvania residents were injured, including one seriously, after an SUV crashed into a vehicle parked on the shoulder of Interstate 78 in Somerset County early Sunday morning, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Detective Jeffrey Lebron.

The crash happened at around 4:51 a.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 39.2 in Warren Township, Lebron said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Subaru, driven by Faustino A Salcedo, 58, of Nazareth, was parked on the right shoulder and a Chevrolet SUV, driven by Angel Chinchilima-Guaman, 32, of Easton, was traveling westbound when the Chevrolet entered the right shoulder and collided with the rear of the Subaru, Lebron said.

As a result of the crash, Salcedo suffered serious injuries. Chinchilima-Guaman and his passenger, Franklin Chinchilima-Araujo, 31, of Easton, suffered moderate injuries, Lebron said.

All three were transported to an area hospital, Lebron said.

The accident remains under investigation and no additional information was available, Lebron said.

Jay Edwards

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