WATCHUNG, NJ (SOMERSET COUNTY) – A driver was killed in a fiery collision on I-78 in Watchung early this morning, according to NJ.com.
The accident occurred on eastbound I-78 at about 3:45 a.m., when a driver traveled off the side of the road. Their vehicle collided with multiple trees, then burst into flames.
The driver, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.
A second crash happened in the same area less than an hour later and involved an overturned vehicle.
Nobody was injured in the second collision.
Authorities closed the roadway for about five hours as they worked the accidents.
The crashes remain under investigation.
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