Tour Bus, Tanker Truck Crash on NJ Turnpike

Reports of only 1 minor injury after bus, big rig collide near the Delaware Memorial Bridge

A tour bus and tractor-trailer tanker crashed along the New Jersey Turnpike Thursday morning leaving the big rig down an embankment as traffic backed up along the highway.

The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 3.7 in Carneys Point -- a little bit north of Exit 1, New Jersey State Police told NBC10.

There were people on board the bus -- though the total amount of passengers is unknown -- at the time of the crash, cops said.

No one on the bus was hurt while the driver of the big rig suffered minor injuries, police said.

The right southbound lane remained closed as of 10:30 a.m. as crews worked to pull the tanker up from the embankment and out of the wooded area where it came to rest. Traffic backed up for up to three miles.

The road was eventually reopened.

The exact cause of the crash remained under investigation but police told NBC10 that a witness claims the bus changed lane and hit the tanker.

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