CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — One person is dead and a child was hurt after a vehicle crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on a New Jersey highway Friday morning, New Jersey State Police said.
New Jersey state police said a single tractor-trailer pulling two trailers rolled over around 4 a.m., blocking all traffic lanes on the westbound Interstate 78.
Shortly before 9 a.m., a vehicle rear-ended the trailer, police said.
One adult was killed and a child in the backseat suffered minor injuries, according to authorities.
The westbound lanes of the I-78 were closed to traffic, state police said. As of 11:40 a.m., westbound lanes were still closed and traffic is being diverted to exit 18.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.