Two Reported Dead After Horrific Crash On NJ Turnpike Prior To Exit 7A

April 23, 2021

UPDATE: NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with NJ Turnpike Fatal Crash Investigation Near Exit 7A

Update from NJSP:

Sgt. Philip Curry of the NJ State Police Public Information Unit told that the crash occurred at 9:22pm (yesterday April 22, 2021) on the NJ Turnpike northbound on the inner roadway MP 60.3 in Robbinsville Twp., Mercer County.  Preliminary investigation revealed a Peterbilt tractor pulling a semi-trailer loaded with watermelons was traveling north in the inner roadway of the NJTPK.  The Peterbilt ran off the road to the right and impacted the guardrail and a concrete bridge support.  The male driver was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.  A male passenger in the truck also sustained fatal injuries.

The right lane of the northbound inner roadway was closed for approximately six hours and the north outer roadway was closed prior to the crash for construction.  Moderate traffic congestion resulted.  The crash remains under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville and Bordentown Township Fire Departments along with EMS were dispatched to a horrific crash involving a tractor trailer into a bridge at 9:38 pm. The crash occurred on the north bound inner roadway (car lanes) when a tractor trailer carrying watermelons crashed into the bridge support for the Edgebrook Road Bridge just prior to Exit 7A. Unfortunately two people reportedly died in the crash according to witnesses. The impact was so severe that watermelons were thrown onto the deck of the Edgebrook Road bridge. Robbinsville firefighters remained on scene until around 1:30 am as they stood by to assist the NJ State Police in the accident investigation. It was unclear if there is any structural damage to the bridge.

According to the New Jersey State Police, Troopers are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at 9:22 pm on the NJ Turnpike northbound on the inner roadway at MP 60.3 in Robbinsville. Preliminary information revealed a truck carrying watermelons struck a bridge. Only the left shoulder of the inner roadway northbound is getting by. No further information is available at this time.


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