Tanker Truck Catches Fire on NJ Turnpike

A big rig driver was burned after his tanker truck overturned and burst into flames on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities say.

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Lauren Tomesko
A big rig driver was burned Tuesday afternoon after his tanker truck overturned and burst into flames on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities say. (Credit: Lauren Tomesko)
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A closer look at the fire. (Credit: @cornell_hunt/Instagram)
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The large cloud of smoke is visible from miles away. (Credit: @JimmyKastner/Twitter)
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The fire and smoke are visible from a distance. (Credit: @keyzclaret/Twitter)
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A viewer takes a photo from his office as a thick black cloud of smoke rises from the turnpike. (Credit: @Jayb725L/Twitter)
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Thick smoke rises and is seen from all over New Jersey. (Credit: Toni-ann Canova)
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Smoke visible from Perth Amboy. (Credit: Tom Earl)
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Smoke casts over Woodbridge, New Jersey, on May 5. (Credit: @a_mikosz/Twitter)
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