🚨 Troopers were chasing a truck on the Turnpike near Newark Airport

🚨The box truck flipped onto its side

🚨 This is the latest dramatic crash on NJ toll roads

ELIZABETH — A police chase that ended with a truck flipping over on the New Jersey Turnpike was part of an on-again, off-again pursuit that started in Delaware.

State Police spokesman Jeffrey Lebron said the Penske box truck fled a traffic stop in Delaware and headed north into New Jersey where troopers saw the truck at a BP station on Route 130 in Burlington Township. The occupants of the truck resisted arrest and took off towards the Turnpike.

Troopers followed the truck for a brief time broke off the pursuit. The truck was spotted again around near the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge and troopers again tried to get the truck to stop, according to Lebron.

The dash cam footage picks up the end of the pursuit near Exit 13A for Newark Liberty International Airport and shows at least a half dozen marked and unmarked State Police vehicles in high-speed pursuit of the box truck in the inner lanes of the Turnpike.

The truck also hit a troop car and another vehicle on the Turnpike

As the truck crosses the median, it catches the corner of a guard rail and flips over onto the passenger side, landing in the left lane.

Flipped over box truck on the NJ Turnpike 2/8/24
Flipped over box truck on the NJ Turnpike 2/8/24 (@truckdriversforlife via Instagram)

Troopers swarm the box truck

All traffic, including a tractor-trailer, came to an immediate halt as the troopers swarmed the truck with their guns drawn.

One trooper climbed the overturned truck to the driver's side and opened up the door. Smoke appears to be coming from the undercarriage of the truck as the video ends.

Lebron said the driver, Joel Espinal, 21, of New York, New York was charged with charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault causing bodily injury while eluding, eluding, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property and fugitive from justice. He is being housed at the Essex County Jail.

Passenger Maiky JustoGarcia, 21, also of New York, New York, was charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He was released pending a future court date.

Airborne on the Parkway

On Thursday morning, dramatic video captured a black Toyota using the shoulder to pass a vehicle on the northbound Garden State Parkway Thursday morning.

State Police said the driver lost control as it clipped the edge of a bump truck behind a work crew. The sedan went airborne and spun several times before landing on its roof.

In a new video posted by The Lakewood Scoop, members of the work crew are seen rushing to the car. A worker is seen helping the driver out of the vehicle through the passenger side. The driver stands up and walks on his own to the side of the highway.

State Police on Friday had no update on the condition of the driver or disclose if any summons had been issued.

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