Friday morning at around 9:30 on the Garden State Parkway, a vehicle struck a deer and caught fire.

The incident occurred in Stafford Township just south of exit 63A on the southbound side. The vehicle moved to the right shoulder of the road while the deer's remains stayed in the middle lane impeding traffic.

The SUV's front end was smashed in and a few flames grew from the engine area. As of 9:39 AM, the right lane and shoulder were closed down. 511NJ reported on the incident.

As of 10:15 AM, the lane and shoulder were still closed down to traffic in the area.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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