WESTAMPTON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A fiery crash killed one person and shut down a portion of the New Jersey Turnpike for more than five hours.
New Jersey State Police have identified the victim as 57-year-old Vincenzo Catalano from Lanoka Harbor, Ocean County.
The crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. Monday on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike in Westampton Township, Burlington County.
According to state police, a Freightliner tractor trailer was parked on the southbound right shoulder when a Chevrolet van being driven by Catalano entered the shoulder near Interchange 5. The van struck the rear of the semi-trailer creating the fiery scene.
Police said Catalano suffered fatal injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
The roadway reopened early Tuesday morning.
Man killed in fiery crash that shut down NJ Turnpike for hours
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