Driver Killed In Elizabeth Tanker Crash

ELIZABETH – Authorities were awaiting the results of DNA testing before they release the identity of the driver of a car who was killed yesterday morning when a two-door Mitsubishi crashed into a fuel tanker at the Bayway Circle intersection of Routes 1 and 9 in Elizabeth.

The Mitsubishi, which was registered to a Newark resident, was “almost immediately” engulfed in flames after the 1:39 a.m. collision, authorities said. The tanker truck’s driver escaped without injury.

Several nearby homes were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.

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