New Jersey readers might have heard about this accident that took place in Williams Township. According to the news, one wrongful death may have taken place, because at least one person was declared dead after the accident that took place on Interstate 78. The news reports that the accident took place just after 8:00 a.m., when a truck allegedly sped through a toll area and struck the rear of a vehicle that had just paid to pass through. According to the story, the accident may have been caused by the tractor-trailer, which a witness stated had been weaving in and out of the traffic.
After the car was struck, the two vehicles were engulfed in flames. The car was reportedly found under the truck. The truck driver was not trapped and was able to exit his vehicle, but one person in the other vehicle was dead from the accident. The troopers on the scene were unable to confirm if more people were killed in the accident.
The accident did result in the closure of Lane 4 of the toll plaza, which was damaged during the accident. Traffic had to be sent off the road at Exit 3 in Greenwich Township while police managed the wreck. The highway was reportedly closed in New Jersey during the investigation, which will be completed by Pennsylvania State Police.
In this case, police aren't sure why the truck was out of control, but the accident left at least one person dead. If you've lost a loved one due to negligence, you may want to look into your options.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live, "At least one fatality in fiery tractor-trailer wreck on Interstate 78, police say" Sarah M. Wojcik and Tony Rhodin, Jan. 13, 2014