Car crushed between trucks in NJ, driver ID'd

Chopper 6 HD was over the scene after a car was crushed between two trucks on Route 73 in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Monday morning.

April 18, 2011 1:59:40 PM PDT
One man is dead after his car was crushed between two trucks in Camden County.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Route 73 near Remington Road in Pennsauken on Monday morning.

Police say the driver of the car, 55-year-old Craig Powers of Marlton, New Jersey, was travelling northbound on Route 73 when he approached a red light.

As he was slowing down, his car was rear-ended by a box truck that was travelling at a high rate of speed.

The impact pushed Powers' car into a "roll-off" truck that was hauling a dumpster.

Powers' car was crushed by the impact.

The "roll-off" truck then hit two other vehicles after the initial crash.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Route 73 was closed for hours following the crash but was reopened by mid-afternoon.