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Man seriously injured after SUV hits rear of tractor trailer,catches fire on I-80 (PHOTOS)

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Somerset man was seriously injured after a crash on Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township Friday afternoon, according to State Police spokesman Trooper Alejandro Goez.

The crash happened at 3:35 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at mile marker 37.1, Goez said.

A tractor-trailer driven by Goran Jelic, 37, of Elk Grove Village, IL was disabled in the right shoulder. A Jeep driven by Hussam Oraby, 37, was travelling west in the right shoulder and rear-ended the tractor trailer, Goez said.

The jeep became engulfed in flames and Oraby was entrapped in his vehicle, Goez said.

Oraby was extricated from his vehicle and was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center. He was later transferred to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Goez said.

Jelic was not injured, Goez said.

The right two lanes were closed for six hours, Goez said.

The crash remains under investigation, Goez said.

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(Bob Halberstadt | For WRNJ)
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