EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A five-year-old girl was killed in a fiery crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday morning.
New Jersey State Police say a Honda SUV hit a concrete barrier and became disabled just after 3:15 a.m. on the southbound outer roadway of the Turnpike near exit 8 in East Windsor.
A tractor trailer that saw the disabled vehicle stopped just south of it to render assistance when a second tractor trailer travelling south struck the Honda, slamming the vehicle into the barrier and ejecting the five-year-old girl.
The second tractor trailer ignited, engulfing all three vehicles according to authorities.
Investigators say the five-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries.
The center and right lanes of the southbound outer roadway remain closed.