One Dead in Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash

Milltown, NJ -- One man is dead after a tanker truck rolled over early Tuesday morning.

The tanker truck was hauling sulfuric acid when it struck a guardrail on the NJ Turnpike and rolled. Acid did not leak onto the highway.

Anthony Jackson, 60, was driving the truck. He died on the scene from injuries sustained in the rollover. The crash happened around 3:48 am near mile marker 80.9. 

After the truck overturned, a Jeep traveling southbound hit the trailer. The driver suffered severe injuries, but they were not considered life-threatening. EMTs transported him to a nearby hospital. 

The overturned trailer blocked one outer lane and two inner lanes. Traffic was at a standstill for at least 9 miles in the southbound direction. The jam continued until around 9:40 am. Police warned drivers to expect delays and plan for alternate routes.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble would like to express their deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Tanker truck accidents are often deadly and need a lot of time to investigate. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a tanker truck accident contact us today for a free consultation.

Sources:, CBS New York

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