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UPDATE: Vehicle Strikes Two Guard Rails on I-280, Concrete Bridge Support then Bursted into Flames in West Orange; Driver Killed

By rlsmetro on
West Orange

NJ State Police officials are looking into a crash that killed one person on a NJ highway in West Orange early Saturday morning.

According to a statement released by Trooper Alexandro Goez, the crash happened at approximately 12:53 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of 280 near mile marker 7.5 in West Orange.

Click [HERE]( for the original I-280 crash story.

Tropper Goez said the unidentified driver of the Ford S350 somehow lost control of the vehicle and struck the left guard rail which caused the car to then return to the roadway where it veered to the right and struck the right guard rail.

According to Trooper Goez, the truck finally crashed into a concrete bridge where it burst into flames trapping the driver inside.

"The victim died at the scene and his identity will not be released until an autopsy is complete," Trooper Goez said"