One dead after fatal tractor-trailer accident on NJ Turnpike

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NEW JERSEY — The driver of a tractor-trailer is dead after it overturned during a collision on the NJ Turnpike Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 3:50 a.m. when a tractor-trailer went off the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the NJ Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area, New Jersey police said.

A Honda was also involved in the incident, police say, and the two people in the car received non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released pending family identification.

All traffic has been diverted into the inner lanes of the highway. At least one lane is open on the outer lane for truck traffic.

Those traveling along the NJ Turnpike dealt with bumper-to-bumper traffic.