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New Jersey Couple Driving To Their Wedding Killed In I-78 Crash Involving 5 Tractor-Trailers

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BERKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A man and woman killed in a fiery crash on I-78 last Wednesday have been identified as a couple from New Jersey who were on their way to their own wedding. They were set to be married later that same day in Pittsburgh.

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Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiance, Joseph Kearney, were killed in the chain-reaction crash.

Schurtz grew up in Union County, New Jersey.

"We are so very sorry," officials from Fanwood, New Jersey posted on Facebook in a tribute that shared Schurtz's photo and her obituary.

In her obituary, Schurtz is remembered for her "voracious appetite for reading, love of cooking, and trailblazing new adventures with Joseph."

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Her funeral will take place Tuesday. There is no further information on Kearny.

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The accident involved five tractor-trailers and a sedan, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

No other injuries were reported at the time of the accident that left Schurtz and Kearney dead.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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