CRANBURY — A crash involving an overturned dump truck and a State Police vehicle around 7AM Monday closed the southbound car lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike.

A picture via helicopter by ABC 7 Eyewitness News shows the damage in the southbound inner lanes south of exit 8A for Jamesburg near the Molly Pitcher service area.

A picture from the scene by photojournalist Dennis Symons shows the trooper's vehicle shredded in the wreckage of the crash.

The dump truck also spilled its load of dirt onto the roadway, according to a photo by WCBS 880 helicopter pilot Tom Kaminski.

Scene of crash on the southbound NJ Turnpike south of #8A (Tom Kaminski, WCBS 880)

State Police in a message on their Twitter account said the trooper was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

State Police have not yet released information about the circumstances of the crash or anyone else involved.

All southbound innter lanes remained closed as of about 8:20 a.m. The crash caused a multi-mile rubbernecking delay in the outer lanes as well.

Wreckage of a NJ State Police vehicle on the NJ Turnpike (Dennis Symons, MidJersey.news)
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