1 dead in fiery S. Jersey tanker crash

July 1, 2009 5:04:19 AM PDT
A fiery crash in South Jersey between a car and a tanker truck carrying three thousand gallons of fuel, killed at least one person and closed a section of Route 40.

The crash happened a little before 2:00 on Wednesday morning on Route 40 just east of Commissioners Pike in Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County.

New Jersey State Police investigators say a car rammed into the side of the tanker and got lodged under the tanker as part of the big rig burst into flames.

The accident killed the driver of the car.

There's no word on the condition of the truck driver.

Investigators say a stretch of Route 40 will remain closed until about 8:00 on Wednesday morning.

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