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Deer strike leads to punctured fuel tank on I-80 in Warren County

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A crash on Interstate 80 involving a tractor-trailer and a deer led to a punctured fuel tank on Friday morning, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

The crash occurred at 12:05 a.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound at milepost 10.6 in Hope Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a tractor-trailer hauling machinery struck a deer, a guardrail, and then partially entered the center median woods, Curry said.

The truck leaked diesel fuel due to a puncture. NJ State Police Incident Management, Hope Township Fire Department, Warren County Hazmat, and NJ Department of Transportation responded to the scene, Curry said.

Due to the removal of the truck and the debris, the left and center lanes on Interstate 80 eastbound were shut down at approximately 12:15 a.m. and were re-opened at approximately 5:30 a.m., Curry said.

No injuries were reported on scene, Curry said.

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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