Truck overturns on I-80 in Wharton, spilling fuel and causing traffic

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Crews have cleared away an overturned tractor-trailer that spilled fuel all over a major New Jersey highway.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. Friday on Interstate-80 in Wharton near Route 15. The truck overturned and partially dangled off an overpass.

Fuel from the truck spilled onto the road and then into the Rockaway River down below.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The crash caused major traffic buildup which lasted into Friday evening.

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