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Update: Belleville Man Killed in Turnpike Crash Identified

By kcora on
South Brunswick Township

Authorities have identified the Belleville man killed Monday night on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Police responded to the northbound lanes of the turnpike near mile marker 88 for a report of a crash sometime around 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 2000 Isuzu box truck and a 2005 International tractor-trailer collided, causing both to cross the roadway.

The tractor-trailer jack-knifed while the box truck overturned, killing its driver, later identified as Segundo Tenemea, of Belleville.

The driver of the tractor-trailer -Robert Griffin, 50, of North Carolina - was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash caused lane closures for approximately four hours.