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Driver killed in fiery crash on I-78 in Hunterdon County

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – One person is dead after a car and tractor trailer collided on Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County Friday night, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Alejandro Goez.

It happened at 8:09 p.m. on Interstate 78 eastbound at milepost 9.6 in Bethlehem Township, Goez said.

According to Goez, A Jeep Wrangler driven by David Salem, 57, of Flemington, NJ struck a tractor trailer and went off the roadway. The Jeep then went down an embankment and became engulfed in flames.

Salmen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries, Goez said.

The crash remains under investigation, Goez 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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