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New Jersey Truck Driver Killed in Crash Fire After Route 130 Accident

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Posted on Jan 30, 2014

A fiery accident on northbound Route 130 closed the highway for three hours as police attempted to find the cause of the fatal Robbinsville truck crash.

Police reports indicate that Brian David of Falls was traveling north on Route 130 in the late afternoon of January 8 when his box truck suddenly rear-ended a 2007 Honda CRV. The truck bounced off of the Honda and veered off of the highway where it struck a tree on the right shoulder near Hankins Road on the northbound side of the highway.

According to a police press release, David’s 2014 International box truck then caught fire.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they saw the truck cab “fully engulfed” in flames, according to the release. The Robbinsville Division of Fire and EMS and East Windsor Fire Co. fought to put out the fire and rescue David from the cab.

The fire was successfully extinguished, but David was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 24-years-old.

The occupants of the Honda were taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital’s Hamilton campus for treatment. 60-year-old driver Jessica Olesnevich and her passenger, 59-year-old Michael Olesnevich, both of Allentown, were admitted for non-life-threatening injuries. There has been no update on their condition.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police have not said whether alcohol or an underlying medical condition are suspected factors in the case.

The staff at MFR Law Office would like to extend their deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends, and remind all drivers to stay safe on wintry roads.

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