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1 dead in fiery multi-vehicle collision in Newark, authorities say

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 15:09:34-04

NEWARK, N.J. — One person is dead following a fiery collision in Newark, authorities said Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire that was caused by a collision between two vehicles and a small tanker truck just before 11:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Bergen Street and Madison Avenue, officials said.

One of the passenger vehicles and the tanker truck caught on fire during the incident, according to authorities.

One person was pronounced dead, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.

Their identity has not been released.

The condition of the other people involved were not immediately known.