Lyric Smith, 18, killed after semi strikes her as she exits her disabled car on I-295 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:09am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Teen Driver Killed In Freak Accident Along I-295 In Mt. Laurel

A teenage driver was killed during a freak accident in South Jersey late Sunday night. 
At about 11 p.m. Sunday night, Lyric Smith was driving a car in the northbound lanes of I-295 in Mount Laurel when she somehow lost control of her car. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail, and wound up back in the original travel lane. After the car came to a stop, Smith exited her car. A passing tractor-trailer driven by Peter Strautman, 64, attempted to go around the disabled car, but struck the teenager, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. 
People Involved: 
Lyric Smith
Peter Strautman
Roadway: 
Interstate 295
Area: 
Trenton-NJ

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