Manville Man Dies After Tire Fails Causing Dump Truck To Overturn On NJ Turnpike Near Exit 7

August 16, 2023-Update

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)-New Jersey State Police, Sergeant First Class, Philip Curry, told that the crash occurred at 10:51 a.m. on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the outer roadway Mile Post 55.2 in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Peterbilt dump truck was traveling south on the outer roadway when it experienced a tire failure. The Peterbilt then overturned, ran off the road to the right, and impacted a guide rail and chain link fence. As a result of the crash, Nelson Gonzalez, 45, of Manville, NJ, sustained fatal injuries. The right lane of the southbound outer roadway was closed for approximately 7 hours. The crash remains under investigation.

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