Truck packed with watermelons crashes into a concrete bridge killing two in New Jersey

Truck packed with watermelons crashes into a concrete bridge killing two and sending its smashed cargo across a New Jersey highway

  • Two men driving a tractor-trailer died in new Jersey after crashing into a bridge
  • The truck, hauling watermelons, came off the road around 9.20pm last night
  • Both men, who haven’t been identified, were pronounced dead at the scene

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

Published: 16:51, 23 April 2021 | Updated: 16:51, 23 April 2021

Two people were killed last night after a truck packed with watermelons crashed into a bridge in New Jersey.

Around 9.20pm yesterday a Peterbilt tractor-trailer came off the road on the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed through a guard rail.

The tractor-trailer then smashed into a concrete bridge support just north of the 7A exit in Robbinsville, police said today. 

Two people were killed last night around 9.20pm after a Peterbilt tractor-trailer came off the road on the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed through a guard rail

Both men in the tractor-trailer were pronounced dead at the scene by officials. 

In a statement, police said: ‘The male driver was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.

‘A male passenger in the truck also sustained fatal injuries’.

The two male victims have not yet been identified by officials. 

Truck packed with watermelons crashes into a concrete bridge killing two in New Jersey

The tractor-trailer then smashed into a concrete bridge support just north of the 7A exit in Robbinsville, police said today.

The lane was closed for around six hours overnight before being reopened to motorists

Video footage recorded last night 6ABC showed that the cargo of watermelons had been spilled out onto the road during the incident.

The right lane of the northbound inner roadway was closed by officers for around six hours overnight before being reopened to motorists.

Police are still working to investigate the incident and uncover the cause of the crash.

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