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Despite crashes, N.J. Turnpike called one of U.S.’s safest roads

"Occasionally we get these really spectacular accidents or crashes involving fire out on the Turnpike," Capt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police said. "It's just a coincidence when you get a couple of them close together."

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What’s causing so many accidents on the Turnpike?

1 in 4 fatal crashes involve a heavy truck, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. But are trucks the main cause of most Turnpike accidents?

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Samaritans rush to Turnpike trucker with leg on fire

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UPDATE: Despite crashes, Turnpike among U.S.'s safest roads

Traffic was a mess on the New Jersey Turnpike North just south of Exit 9 Wednesday night, after two tractor-trailers collided, causing a series of fiery explosions.

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Crash, explosion shuts down part of NJ Turnpike

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UPDATE: Despite crashes, Turnpike among U.S.'s safest roads

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a massive accident and explosion that occurred between two tractor-trailers in the northbound truck lanes of the NJ Turnpike between exits 8A and 9.

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Caller creates a freestyle rap song while stuck on NJ Turnpike

Dennis and Judi were taking calls from listeners who were stuck on the New Jersey Turnpike.  One caller named Kyle, decided to perform them on air. 

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Famed mathematician John Nash and his wife die in Turnpike crash

An accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has claimed the life of Princeton mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia according to New Jersey State Police.

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Turnpike authority approves deal in trooper stop lawsuit

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) -- The state's turnpike authority approved a preliminary legal settlement Tuesday that will pay more than $100,000 to a retired Army colonel who claimed a state trooper pointed a gun at him and his daughter during a traffic stop.

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Worst rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike – No food, no restrooms

When Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, the food court area at the Grover Cleveland Rest Stop on north side of the NJ Turnpike, between exits 11 and 12 was flooded and had to be shut down. Two-and-a-half years later the facility is still closed, and last week a trailer of portable bathrooms was suddenly removed.

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WATCH: Sketchy Turnpike roadblock caught on video

When driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, there always seems to be some form of construction happening over certain patches of the roadway, so seeing traffic cones would normally come as no surprise. A new video has surfaced though that may make you think twice about the next time you see a roadblock pop up.

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Will NJ get up to speed?

More than three dozen states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher. New Jersey is not one of them, and that probably won't change anytime soon.

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