A New Jersey man was killed earlier this week when his car was rear-ended by a tractor trailer as he was stopped to pay a toll at westbound interstate 78 in Northampton County.
According to an article on NBCPhiladelphia.com, the rig slammed into the back of the man’s car, and both the car and truck were carried through the tollbooth. The wreckage crossed several lanes before coming to a stop at an embankment and bursting into flames. The driver of the rig was able to get out of the truck. But the driver of the car was trapped inside the wreckage.
The crash shut down the highway for several hours on Monday.
According to the article, witnesses say they say the tractor trailer swerving and moving quickly before the crash. The accident remains under investigation.