Man Hits Utility Truck on NJ Road, Dies

The man hit a truck that was parked on Hamburg Turnpike

Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 11:44 AM EDT
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Man Hits Utility Truck on NJ Road, Dies

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A man died in Wayne, N.J., overnight when he struck a utility truck parked on Hamburg Turnpike, where workers were repairing downed power lines.

The driver, 40-year-old Oscar Ramos of Haledon, N.J., was traveling east on Hamburg Turnpike in a 2000 Audi A4 at about 3 a.m. when he hit a PSE&G truck parked in a work zone near Alps Road, according to Wayne Police.

A worker was in a raised bucket attached to the truck, working on a broken power line. A second PSE&G worker was also in a raised bucket, adjacent to the first utility vehicle.

Ramos sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The PSE&G workers sustained minor injuries, and were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson and were treated for their injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Wayne Police at 973-633-3529. Investigation is continuing.

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