Car Rear-ends Truck on I-80, Explodes — One Dead
PARSIPPANY — One person was killed when a Ford Fusion hit a tractor trailer from behind on Interstate 80, setting both vehicles on fire on Wednesday, according to State Police.
Video broadcast by News 12 New Jersey showed a large plume of black smoke into the air.
State Police did not disclose information about the deceased or the circumstances of the crash, which happened around 7:40 a.m. in the inner roadway at I-287.
The incident created a multi-mile westbound delay that went back at least 10 miles to Wayne. There was also a long delay on Route 280 approaching I-80. An ongoing investigation blocked the right lane as of 11:15 a.m.