Jackknifed tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 SB; driver dies

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Jackknifed tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 SB; driver dies. Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on January 4, 2018. (WPVI)

A jackknifed tractor-trailer caught fire on I-295 southbound in Salem County.



It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday past Route 48 in Carneys Point Township.

Police say the driver, identified as 45-year-old Robert Brown of Moorestown, was killed after the truck lost control, jackknifed, and left the road into woods.

The truck then burst into flames, resulting in the woods catching fire.

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Jackknifed truck catches fire on I-295. Karen Rogers reports during Action News Mornings on January 4, 2018.



A nearby house also caught fire due to the crash.

The roadway was blocked for about six hours while authorities investigated.

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