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Tractor Trailer Tumbled Down Embankment, Bursts Into Flames Killing Driver in Bergen County

Elmwood Park

A truck driver lost his life in a single-vehicle crash on a highway in Bergen County Saturday night. 

Fatal crash

According to a preliminary investigation from the scene, NJ State Police were dispatched to the westbound lanes of I-80 near exit 60 for a crash around 8:37 p.m. 

Troopers arrived and notified firefighters after they observed a tractor trailer off the highway, down an embankment and engulfed in flames. 

Fatal crash

Firefighters extinguished intense fire from the rig while they searched for the driver, who was ultimately located and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

No other injuries were immediately reported.