Police: Toppled tree falls on delivery truck, killing driver in NJ

Authorities say a falling tree landed on a delivery truck on a road in New Jersey over the weekend, killing the driver. 

Vernon Township police and several fire department and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 12:20 p.m. Saturday. 

Police said they arrived to find that a large tree had uprooted and fallen onto the roadway, striking a passing UPS delivery truck. 

The driver, a 49-year-old Hackettstown woman, was trapped in the driver compartment, and rescue crews worked to free her with the aid of a nearby tree service company and a contractor. 

She was flown to a hospital, where she died.



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