Driver burned to death in car fire on Newark-Elizabeth border

NEWARK — One person is dead after a pickup truck caught fire on the Elizabeth-Newark border Friday afternoon.

Responders at the scene would only confirm that there was one fatality. The incident took place around 3 p.m. behind a warehouse at 1111 Jefferson Avenue.

A witness to the crash, Jose Monteiro, who lives nearby, said he heard a loud bang while outside his home smoking a cigarette and saw the pickup had struck a utility pole.

“I look to my left, and I see tires spinning,” Monteiro said. “Then I start seeing smoke. Then I ran up the street to try to …read more

Source: Union

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