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Tractor Trailer Overturns on I-80 in Hardwick; Driver Killed

By rlsmetro on
Hardwick

Investigators for the NJ State Police are looking into a crash that left the driver of a truck dead on a highway in NJ overnight.

The crash happened just around midnight where emergency responders rushed to the eastbound lanes of I-80 near exit 2 in Hardwick-Knowlton.

Firefighters and rescue crews arrived at the scene to find a severely damaged truck hanging over the guardrail with the driver heavily trapped inside.

According to preliminary reports, crews were able to reach the driver and provide some medical support, but the unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The traffic monitoring website 511nj.org documented the following at around 1:35 a.m.: "there's a crash investigation and an overturned tractor-trailer on I-80 eastbound at West of Exit 2 - Worthington State Park in Hardwick Twp. The right lane is closed.

There were no other injuries reported.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.