NJ State Police officials are looking into the cause of a crash that caused a car to ignite in flames on a highway in Bergen County Saturday morning.
It happened around 3:35 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway.
Police were dispatched to the Bergen Toll Plaza to investigate reports of a crash with trapped occupants.
Emergency responders arrived and found a fully involved fire that crashed near the toll booths and flames began to extend to one of the structures.
Firefighters began to extinguish the fire but requested the medical examiner to the scene for one killed during the incident.
NJ State Police closed several northbound lanes on the Parkway and the Route 80 access ramp for the investigation and cleanup.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
UPDATED 5:12 a.m. Trooper Goez NJSP:
“The accident was reported at 3:36 a.m. north at the Bergen Toll Plaza in Saddle Brook.
A passenger sedan struck the toll plaza and became fully engulfed in flames.
The fire was extinguished by the responding fire department.
As a result of the crash, the driver sustained fatal injuries.
There are currently multiple lanes closed for the accident investigation”.