WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — One person is dead in
a fiery accident that's closed a major portion of the New Jersey Turnpike in
Mercer County and may be threatening an overpass.
State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman says a dump truck overturned and burst into
flames in Washington Township near Interchange 7A, killing the driver. His name
has not been released.
New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney says southbound traffic is
being diverted at Interchange 9 and northbound traffic must exit by Interchange
Feeney says Interstate 195 is closed in both directions because the truck
struck the Interstate 195 overpass. Eastbound I-195 eastbound is being diverted
at Exit 5 and westbound traffic on I-195 must get off at Exit 7.
Feeney says engineers will assess the damage to the overpass.