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N.J.. Couples on their way to their wedding were killed in a burned chain reaction crash in Pa.

A New Jersey couple marrying in Pittsburgh was killed in a fiery chain reaction crash last week on Interstate 78…

A New Jersey couple marrying in Pittsburgh was killed in a fiery chain reaction crash last week on Interstate 78 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Kathryn M. Schurtz, 35, and Joseph D. Kearney, both Jersey City, died in a collision Wednesday afternoon in Windsor Township.

The car was hit from behind by a tractor trailer and was driven into another tractor trailer, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Three other trailers were also involved.

Kearney is originally from Pittsburgh, according to his Facebook profile.

Schurtz is a 2001 graduate from the Union’s Catholic High School, which grew up in Fanwood. She deserves her bachelor’s degree at George Washington University, according to a report published on Sunday.

Schurtz graduated from a graduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She worked as a platform for Oracle Data Cloud in New York.

Schurtz is survived by his parents Joseph and Karen as well as a sister, father-in-law and grandson. Visits will be held monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 1

0-11 on Tuesday.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Kathryn M. Schurtz Scholarship Fund at the Union’s Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

Jeff Goldman can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman . Find NJ.com on Facebook.



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