Fiery Turnpike tanker crash kills driver
WOODBRIDGE (AP) — A man who was severely burned when the tanker-truck he was driving crashed on a New Jersey Turnpike ramp has died from his injuries.
The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday on the exit ramp from the southbound truck lanes for interchange 11 to the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge.
The truck was carrying gasoline and the fire sparked by the crash sent thick, black plumes of smoke shooting into the air. It was extinguished about 40 minutes later.
State police say the 58-year-old driver, Carlos Vinciguerra-Gomez, suffered severe burns in the accident and was flown to a hospital. The Elizabeth resident, who was alone in the truck, later died from his injuries.
The exit ramp was reopened just before the morning commute on Wednesday morning.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.
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