Driver Dies When Car Slams Into Big Rig, Bursts Into Flames on NJ Turnpike

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014  |  Updated 12:23 PM EDT
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NBC10's Jillian Mele has details on an accident that occured Tuesday morning in Woolwich on the northbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike.

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NBC10's Jillian Mele has details on an accident that occured Tuesday morning in Woolwich on the northbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike.

A fiery wreck involving two vehicles closed down lanes along the New Jersey Turnpike this morning and left a driver dead.

The crash around 5:25 a.m. snarled northbound traffic approaching Exit 2 (U.S. Route 322) in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, N.J.

New Jersey State Police said that a black BMW slammed into the rig of a tractor-trailer as both cars traveled northbound near mile-marker 14. After impact, both vehicles burst into flames.

The car driver died, according to police. The big rig driver wasn't hurt.

Crews could be seen dousing the smoking debris in the moments after the crash that left a car pinned under the rear of the badly charred tractor-trailer along the right shoulder of the roadway.

Traffic stopped as crews tried to figure out how the car wound up under the trailer.

It took a few hours to clear the wreck.

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