Driver Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash, Fire on NJ Turnpike: Police - NBC New York

Driver Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash, Fire on NJ Turnpike: Police

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    Tragic Crash Kills Tractor-Trailer Driver on NJ Turnpike

    A tractor-trailer crash on the NJ Turnpike killed the driver after he was trapped in his truck. Traffic was backed up for hours after the horrific crash. Michael George reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    A truck driver was killed when he lost control of his tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday evening, causing it to crash and burst into flames, state police say.

    The driver lost control in Linden, near exit 13 on the northbound side of the highway at about 6:30 p.m., police said. 

    The truck burst into flames, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Lanes on the northbound side were closed as police investigated. 

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