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UPDATE: State Police Investigate Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident on I-78 in Union Township

Union Township (Hunterdon)

New Jersey State Police are investigating a collision that occurred on I-78 on Thursday evening.

According to police officials, the accident was reported at 8:11 p.m. east at milepost 12.6 in Union Township.

Preliminary investigation indicated that an Acura RSX and a Mack tractor and semi-trailer traveling eastbound collided. 

Both vehicles entered the center median and struck the guardrail. 

According to police, the tractor-trailer overturned, and as a result, the driver, Adan Loya-Rodriguez, 51, of Waynesboro, VA, sustained fatal injuries. 

Police said that the driver of the Acura, a 21-year-old male of Midlothian, VA sustained moderate injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.