A truck driver from Delaware died in a fiery crash involving three tractor-trailers that closed a portion of the New Jersey Turnpike for more than 10 hours.
State Trooper Alina Spies said one truck rear-ended another in the northbound center truck lane in Cranbury around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Spies says a truck driven by 37-year-old Timothy Bowen of Clayton, Delaware, ran into the other trucks, jackknifed and burst into flames. The fire ignited the other trucks.
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Bowen died at the scene.
The other truck drivers — 53-year-old Renaud Plante of Quebec, Canada, and 45-year-old Juan Cortez-Robollo of Vineland — were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident damaged about 150 feet of pavement on the northbound truck lanes that had to be milled and repaved.