Lawrence Scherf rescued after tractor-trailer crash off New Jersey Turnpike overpass in Ridgefield

Man rescued after tractor-trailer crash off bridge

The truck was hanging off a bridge after a crash this morning.

Three New Jersey State Police troopers are being called heroes for rescuing a driver who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire.

State police say 66-year-old Lawrence Scherf, of Vails Gate, New York, sustained burns and lacerations in the accident along the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday morning.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. in...

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