A car going the wrong way on I-295 in Gloucester County slammed into a pickup truck early Monday, setting it ablaze and leaving both drivers injured.
The car's driver, Eileen Dougherty, 26, of Boothwyn, Delaware County, is to be charged with driving under the influence and other offenses once she is released from hospital, State Police said.
Sgt. Gregory Williams said the crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate in West Deptford when Dougherty's northbound car ran head on into a Ford 150 pickup truck, which erupted ion flames.
The pickup's driver got out safely but Dougherty was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be cut free, Williams said.
Dougherty was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with serious injuries, William said. The other driver was taken to Inspira Hospital in Woodbury for treatment of minor injuries.
The emergency response to the crash closed the interstate for several hours.