2 killed in tractor-trailer crash on New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County

Two men died when a tractor-trailer hauling watermelons crashed late Thursday night on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County, according to police. 

The crash happened north of Exit 7A near Robbinsville Township just after 9 p.m. The mangled truck came to a rest under an overpass and smashed watermelons stretched across the roadway.

SKYFOX flew over the scene Thursday night.

According to a press release from New Jersey State Police, the Peterbilt tractor ran off the roadway and slammed into a concrete bridge support. The driver of the truck was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, state police said. The passenger was also killed during impact.

The inner lanes northbound lanes were closed for about six hours, which resulted in minor congestion, according to state police. All lanes have since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.



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