By CBSNewYork Team

VERNON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a falling tree landed on a delivery truck on a road in New Jersey this weekend, killing the driver.

Vernon Township police and several fire department and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 12:20 p.m. Saturday.

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Police said they arrived to find that a large tree had uprooted and fallen onto the roadway, striking a passing UPS delivery truck.

The driver, a 49-year-old Hackettstown woman, was trapped in the driver compartment, and rescue crews worked to free her with the aid of a nearby tree service company and a contractor.

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Police said the driver was taken by ambulance to a medevac aircraft and flown to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities haven’t said what they believe caused the tree to uproot and topple.

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