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Driver seriously injured in crash with tractor-trailer on I-78 in Hunterdon County

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Somerset County man was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon in Hunterdon County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Charles Marchan.

The crash happened at around 1:34 p.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 25.2 in Tewksbury Township, Marchan said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Ford transit van, driven by Duane Bell, 48, of Hillsborough Township, and Peterbilt tractor-trailer were traveling west on I-78 when the front of the Peterbilt impacted the rear of the Ford van, Marchan said.

As a result of the collision, the Ford ran off the right side of exit ramp for exit 24 and overturned, Marchan said.

Bell suffered serious injuries, Marchan said.

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

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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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