EAST WINDSOR — A man was struck by a tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday afternoon creating massive traffic delays.

Charles H. Niclas 3rd, 43, of Somerdale, was standing outside a vehicle on the shoulder of the northbound outer roadway north of Exit 8 in East Windsor around 12:25 p.m.

The driver of the tractor trailer, which was towing a fifth wheel recreational vehicle stayed at the scene after the crash, State Police Trooper Brandi Slota said.

The right two lanes of the outer lanes were closed for several hours with delays on both the inner and outer lanes going back at least 14 miles to Exit 7A for Route 195.

It was the fifth fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this year, according to State Police records.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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