1 Dead in Fiery NJ Turnpike Crash Involving 3 Tractor Trailers

At least one person was killed after three tractor trailers caught fire in a crash Tuesday night in Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

The three tractor trailers were traveling in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 between exits 7 and 8 near milemarker 69 at 9:07 p.m. At least one of the tractor trailers was carrying rock salt.

As they were traveling, the driver of at least one of the vehicles lost control causing a crash with all three. The tractor trailers then burst into flames. At least one person was killed in the accident, police said.


Firefighters and hazmat crews were called to the scene. They are currently putting out hot spots.

All northbound lanes at the scene except one inner lane are closed. Backup is currently up to two miles and growing on the Turnpike as a result. Officials told NBC10 cleanup is expected to last into the Wednesday morning commute.

State Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

This story is developing. Be sure to watch NBC10 News starting at 4 a.m. for the latest updates.

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