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2 killed in tractor-trailer crash on New Jersey Turnpike

Posted at 9:41 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 21:42:27-05

TEANECK, N.J. — Two people were killed when a tractor-trailer struck a car on the New Jersey Turnpike Sunday evening.

New Jersey State Police say the crash happened just before 6 p.m. on the northbound side of the turnpike near Exit 70 in Teaneck.

According to officials, the tractor-trailer collided with a Nissan Altima. The driver and passenger in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their identities have not yet been released.

The tractor-trailer driver was not injured and remained at the scene.

Police did not say if icy roads were a factor in the crash.