New Jersey state trooper dies in crash

- A New Jersey state trooper died responding to a call Thursday morning.

Trooper Eli McCarson, 30, died in Quinton Twp. in Salem County in a single vehicle traffic accident. The crash occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Quinton-Alloway Rd. near the intersection of Rt. 49 as Tpr. McCarson was responding to a report of a domestic dispute in the same town.

Tpr. McCarson’s vehicle went off the right side of the road and into an electric utility pole. He was entrapped for a short time while rescuers had to open the jammed doors. He was then transported to Salem hospital where he died shortly after noon. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined, and the crash is still under investigation.

McCarson was a member of the 155th State Police Class, which graduated February 20, 2015. He was working out of Woodstown Station. He was married.

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