Driver dies when tractor-trailer crashes, bursts into flames

The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early Thursday after the vehicle went off Interstate 295 in Salem County, struck multiple trees and burst into flames, state police say.

The operator of the 2017 Freightliner became trapped in the burning vehicle, according to New Jersey State Police Lt. Ted Schafer.

Schafer said the accident took place in the southbound lanes of I-295 in Carneys Point Township at Milemarker 4.7 at 1:36 a.m.

According to Schafer, the tractor-trailer ran off the west side of the roadway and into the nearby trees. When it hit the trees it jack-knifed and caught on fire.

Inspira paramedics pronounced …read more

Source: Salem

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