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At least two reported dead in Route 78 tanker truck crash, explosion

A multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down Route 78 in both directions in Union county Saturday afternoon, State Police said.
Authorities were reporting at least two deaths after a tanker truck filled with 5,000 gallons of fuel overturned and exploded during a crash on Route 78 in Union Township this afternoon.

A mulch tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in the explosive crash, which hurled black smoke high into the sky around 1 p.m.

The Port Authority sent a foam truck from Newark Airport, joining several other emergency responding agencies.

The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes.

Added: Dec-6-2014 Occurred On: Dec-6-2014
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