ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Police have identified the driver of a pickup truck killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash that snarled traffic in northern New Jersey for hours.
State Police say 51-year-old Long Branch resident Sebastiao Braga’s vehicle was hit by one tractor-trailer and pushed into two others, causing it to catch on fire.
Keith Waters of Camden County, the driver of the tractor-trailer, has not been charged but an investigation is continuing.
The accident occurred on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike near Newark Liberty International Airport. Traffic on Interstate 78, Route 280 and numerous other smaller roads was affected for several hours after authorities shut down the turnpike’s truck lanes.
Three other trucks and three passenger vehicles also were involved.
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