Crews work to remove truck from Ramapo River

Crews are trying to remove a tractor-trailer from the Ramapo River in Oakland.

Crews are trying to remove a tractor-trailer from the Ramapo River in Oakland. (8/13/15)

OAKLAND - Road crews are still working to remove a tractor-trailer from the Ramapo River after it went over a concrete barrier along Route 287 in Bergen County Wednesday night.

The truck, labeled with a Wal-Mart logo, was carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade when it struck a Ford Fusion. The trailer detached and went over the barrier into the water.

The truck cab's gas tank ruptured, spilling fuel onto the roadway and into the river below. The cab also caught fire.

The driver of the Fusion suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A house in Manalapan caught fire after it 1 House catches fire on Dancer Lane in Manalapan
On a busy Friday morning, just seconds before 2 Good Samaritan saves woman's life, gets robbed in Edison
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 3 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
Officials say the 15-year-old jumped off a ledge 4 Police save teen from drowning in Prospect Park
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 30

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade Truck carrying Gatorade catches fire on I-287

A truck carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade burst into flames, closing a portion of

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE