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75,000-pound piece of equipment falls on top of car on I-80, trapping dog inside

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A dog was rescued after being trapped inside a car by a 75,000-pound piece of equipment.

The crash happened on Friday at 1:05 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at mile marker 1.2, state police said.

After firefighters arrived on scene, it was determined that a large German Shepard was trapped in a vehicle by a 75,000-pound piece of equipment that reportedly fell off a truck.

Firefighters worked continuously for 3 hours until the dog was freed. Assistance with a crane was needed from Washington Collision Center. The dog sustained minor injuries.

First responders were on scene for 3 1/2 hours until the scene was turned over to the tow company for removal and clean up. The highway has since been reopened.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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