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Driver injured after NJ Transit train strikes tractor-trailer in Morris County

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) –  A driver was injured Tuesday morning after a NJ Transit train crashed into a tractor-trailer in Mount Olive Township.

Morris & Essex Line train 851, which departed Hoboken terminal at 9:13 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Hackettstown at 11:28 a.m., struck a tractor trailer at the Waterloo Valley Road crossing at around 11:20 a.m., NJ Transit spokesperson said.

There were no injuries reported to the approximately five customers and crew members on board the train, spokesperson said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the passenger was not injured, spokespersons said.

There was no impact to service and passengers on the train were accommodated by substitute bus service, spokesperson said.

New Jersey Transit Police are leading the investigation with assistance from local law enforcement.

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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