1 Killed as Fruit Truck Plunges Off New Jersey Turnpike Overpass, Bursts Into Flames - NBC New York

1 Killed as Fruit Truck Plunges Off New Jersey Turnpike Overpass, Bursts Into Flames

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    1 Dead in Tractor-Trailer Crash on NJ Turnpike

    A fruit truck was ablaze on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday evening, sending black smoke across the sky. (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A driver died in a fiery tractor-trailer crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said

    • The name of the driver in the Sunday crash near exit 12 in Carteret wasn't immediately released

    • The refrigerated fruit truck crashed with another vehicle, then plunged from the overpass above onto the ground below

    A driver died in a fiery fruit truck crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that sent the tractor-trailer flying off an overpass and onto the pavement below, authorities say.

    The name of the driver in the Sunday crash near exit 12 in Carteret wasn't immediately released. 

    The driver lost control around 6:30 p.m. and plunged off the overpass, then caught fire, New Jersey State Police said on Twitter. 

    The refrigerated fruit truck crashed with another vehicle, then plunged from the overpass above onto the ground below, the Carteret Fire Department said. Fire officials say it was totally consumed with flames by the time they arrived. 

    Troopers warned of delays and said there were closures due to the investigation. The road had reopened by 11 p.m. 

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