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Box truck hits disabled car on I-80 in Warren County; 1 killed, 2 injured

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The driver of a disabled car on Interstate 80 was killed early Tuesday morning when it was rear-ended by a box truck, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Detective Jeffrey Lebron.
The crash happened at around 4:16 a.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 2.8 in Knowlton Township, Lebron said.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Nissan SUV, driven by Pasqual Franco, 59, of East Stroudsburg, PA and a Hino box truck were traveling westbound on I-80 when the Nissan became disabled in the in the right lane of travel and the Hino rear-ended the Nissan, Lebron said.
As a result of the crash, Franco suffered fatal injuries, Lebron said,
Franco’s passenger and the driver of the Hino suffered minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital, Lebron said.
The crash remains under investigation and no additional information was available, Lebron said.

Jay Edwards

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