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Witness Says Car Cut Off Truck in Fatal New Jersey Crash


A witness to a fatal crash in New Jersey says the accident was caused when a car cut off a truck.

The accident occurred Monday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. on New Jersey Route 21 in Belleville between exits 6 and 7.

According to NBC New York, a witness says that a car cut off a G&A Transport truck.  The truck then lost control and overturned on a car.  The car burst into flames.

“Somebody cut that truck driver off,” witness Nicole Decaito told NBC New York. “He was cut off. This accident was not his fault.”

Two people were trapped in the wreckage.

The truck driver rushed from his truck and rushed to the blazing car and tried to free the trapped occupants but the flames forced him from the wreckage.

Decatio told NBC New York that the truck driver was screaming for help.  “He was screaming at the top of his lungs, saying ‘They’re in there, they’re in there. Save them, help them, help them,'” she said.

A passerby recorded the scene.  The video shows the driver trying to help the victims.

Tragically, the car’s occupants died.

There is no word on the car that cut off the truck driver.

The truck driver’s name has not been released.


NBC New York

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