Driver in fiery tanker crash on Turnpike dies

A tanker truck overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike.

A tanker truck overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike. (5/6/15)

WOODBRIDGE - A man who was severely burned when the tanker-truck he was driving crashed on a New Jersey Turnpike ramp has died from his injuries.

The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound ramp to the Garden State Parkway at Interchange 11 in Woodbridge.

The truck was carrying gasoline and the fire sparked by the crash sent thick, black plumes of smoke shooting into the air. It was extinguished about 40 minutes later.

State police say the 58-year-old driver, Carlos Vinciguerra-Gomez, suffered severe burns in the accident and was flown to St. Barnabas Medical Center. The Elizabeth resident, who was alone in the truck, later died from his injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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