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UPDATE: Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One on Route I-78 in Bedminster


The State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday night on Route I-78 in Bedminster.

Preliminary investigation indicates that three tractor-trailers, a 2013 Freightliner, 2015 Volvo, and 2020 Freightliner, were traveling eastbound on I-78. 

According to the investigation, in the area of MP 29.4, the 2013 Freightliner struck the rear of the 2015 Volvo, and the Volvo struck the rear of the 2020 Freightliner. 

State police said that as a result, the 2013 Freightliner and Volvo went off the road to the right. The cab of the 2013 Freightliner became fully engulfed and the driver sustained fatal injuries.

The identity of the victim is still pending and the drivers of the other two tractor-trailers did not sustain any injuries.

All lanes have been reopened. The accident remains under investigation.