Closed stretch of NJ Turnpike reopens

(AP) - Officials say a 26-mile stretch of theNew Jersey Turnpike in southern New Jersey reopened at 9 a.m.

Northbound lanes were closed for nearly eight hours after afatal crash involving a box truck, a dump truck and a tankercarrying 8,000 gallons of kerosene.

Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando says one of the threelanes will remain closed until workers repair guard rail and cleanup the fuel that leaked from the tanker.

Orlando says officials believe the box truck rear-ended thetanker around 1:09 a.m. Friday in Chesterfield.

Orlando says the box truck driver was killed and the tankerdriver was injured.

No names have been released.

Northbound lanes were closed between Interchanges 4 and 7A andtraffic was diverted to Interstate 295 and Route 130.

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