Teens seriously hurt after rear-ending tanker on Turnpike, cops say


The driver of car, Michael Knowles Jr., 19, and his front seat passenger, Mommina Khalid, 19, both of the Bronx, were taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries

Two teenagers from New York were seriously hurt Wednesday night when their car slammed into the rear of a tanker truck that had stopped for traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 8:50 p.m. in the northbound western spur of the highway near milepost 112 in East Rutherford, said State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez.

The 41-year-old driver of the tanker, a resident of Tobyhanna,