CLARK — The driver of a crane truck that overturned on the northbound Garden State Parkway during Thursday morning's commute has died after being partially ejected.

State Police Sgt. Alejandro said Scott Stadnik, 49, of Flemington was killed when the Freightliner M2 flipped across three right and center lanes of the road near Exit 135 (Central Avenue) in Clark.

A 41-year-old man who was Stadnik's passenger was not injured in the crash. Goez said no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Overturned crane truck, also called a boom truck on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark
Overturned crane truck, also called a boom truck on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark (Lakewood Scoop)
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The truck flipped over around 6:45 a.m. creating a backup that extended nearly 10 miles to the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge. There was also a rubbernecking delay on the southbound lanes.

All lanes of the Parkway were reopened around 11:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

The cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.

Overturned crane truck, also called a boom truck on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark
Overturned crane truck, also called a boom truck on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark (Lakewood Scoop)
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Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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