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Driver Killed as Tanker Truck Catches Fire After Overturning on I-287 in Mahwah

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photo courtesy of the Suffern Police Department

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Mahwah NJ, the driver of a gasoline tanker was killed in a fiery crash Saturday morning along Interstate 287 in New Jersey,  New Jersey State police said.

The tanker truck overturned around 6:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway  in Mahwah.  Thick plumes of black smoke filling the skies above. Lanes of traffic in both directions were impacted throughout the morning while fire and polices crews responded.

“There is a gasoline tanker crash on Route 287 in Mahwah that is causing a smoke condition over the village this morning. Portions of routes 287 and 17 will be closed while police and fire departments contain the scene.” the Suffern Police Department said in a Facebook post.

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