Dump Truck Rolls Off Elevated Highway, Crushes Car | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Dump Truck Rolls Off Elevated Highway, Crushes Car

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    A car was crushed after a dump truck rolled off an elevated highway ramp in New Jersey and fell on top of it. 

    (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    A dump truck rolled off an elevated highway ramp and plummeted onto at least one car below, possibly killing someone and leading to a miles-long traffic jam, authorities said.

    The dump truck was exiting Route 440 in Woodbridge, heading to Route 9 south, when it rolled off an elevated exit ramp around 5 p.m. and fell onto one or two cars below, authorities said.

    A passenger in a car may have been trapped after the dump truck fell onto their vehicle from above, according to authorities, who said someone may have been killed.

    Video from Chopper 4 shows the truck on its side, the car or cars apparently crushed underneath it.

    A number of emergency workers were at the scene.

    Traffic was backed up about two miles on Route 440, both northbound and southbound.

    The Route 440 exit ramp to Route 9 southbound was closed to traffic shortly after the crash, but vehicles were getting off at the adjacent Garden State Parkway southbound ramp.