CRANBURY, N.J. (AP) — A highway pileup involving 15 or more vehicles including box trucks, tractor-trailers and a bus on Monday night left at least one person dead and several others injured.
The accident occurred during a mix of rain and snow flurries and below-freezing temperatures on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, a township just southwest of New York City. The vehicles involved in the crash included several cars, four tractor-trailers, two box trucks and a fully loaded bus.
At least one tractor-trailer jackknifed near a service area, said the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which manages the highway, a crucial link in the Northeast I-95 Corridor transportation network. At least one vehicle was engulfed in flames.
The inner roadway along the southbound lanes had reopened early Tuesday; the outer roadway was still closed.
The cause of the crash on the 148-mile turnpike, the first toll road in the state when it opened in 1951, was being investigated.