Bergen Co. Crash Report: Driver dies in fiery solo crash on NJ Tpk in E Rutherford

Crash Report – New Jersey Tpk WB Exit 16, East Rutherford, NJ


Report ID: 2024 January 21

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Units Involved: Pickup truck

Occupants: 1

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Likely

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Single-vehicle

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – A 26-year-old died on Sunday in a fiery solo crash along the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford.

The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. on the westbound side of the turnpike near Exit 16.

The investigation indicates that for unknown reasons, the driver’s truck crashed into a toll plaza. The collision caused the truck to roll and catch fire.

Authorities pronounced the driver deceased at the scene. They’ve not yet released his identity to the public.

The investigation is ongoing.

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