Tractor Trailer Erupts In Flames After Crash On NJ Turnpike

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July 13, 2020 - 8:38 am
New Jersey Turnpike Crash

Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A tractor trailer crashed and flipped over on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford on Monday morning, creating a huge fireball.

The crash happened on the western spur near mile marker 112, shutting the exit ramp at 16W around 6:30 a.m.

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Pockets of flames were seen shooting out of the smoldering truck about two hours later. Thick black smoke from the burning overturned truck blew across the Hudson River and over Western Manhattan.

No injuries have been reported.

The crash is under investigation.

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