Driver cited for mattresses on Turnpike before tanker fire

New Jersey State Police say that the driver of a van carrying mattresses and boxsprings that fell onto the New Jersey Turnpike and contributed to

A driver was cited for mattresses that fell on Turnpike that caused a crash.

A driver was cited for mattresses that fell on Turnpike that caused a crash. (10/26/15)

KEARNY - New Jersey State Police say that the driver of a van carrying mattresses and boxsprings that fell onto the New Jersey Turnpike and contributed to a deadly truck fire has been issued a summons.

Linden resident Adam Abuhmaoud was cited for not having the mattresses properly secured to his vehicle.

Police say the mattress debris caused traffic to build up on the highway, and in turn caused tank truck driver Dalip Kumar to lose control of the truck while trying to avoid the fallen mattresses.

Kumar was killed in the crash after the tanker overturned and caught fire.

Abuhmaoud is expected to appear in court on Nov. 19.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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