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Police: 73-year-old woman killed in turnpike crash

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New Jersey State Police say a 73-year-old woman died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

Nilda Ortiz, of Roselle, was killed Sunday morning along a stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike near Linden.

According to police, Ortiz was driving southbound on the turnpike when she stopped and was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer waited at the scene and was struck when an SUV hit Ortiz's car.

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained moderate injuries.

The driver of the SUV waited for police to arrive.

No charges have been filed.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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