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Driver injured after car leaves road, strikes tree, catches fire on I-80 in Morris County, state police say

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A driver was injured Thursday night after the person’s car left the road in Roxbury Township and struck a tree before it became engulfed in flames, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Troy McNair.

The crash happened at around 9:35 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 31, McNair said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Chevy SUV was traveling westbound on I-80 when the driver lost directional control, ran off the roadway, collided with a tree, and became fully engulfed in flames, McNair said.

The driver suffered moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital, McNair said.

The crash remains under investigation and no additional information was available, McNair said.

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