Acting State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman says the preliminary investigation shows that a box truck in the center lane crashed into the back of a UPS tractor-trailer in East Windsor at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday.
Grossman says the front of the box truck and rear of the trailer burst into flames.
Grossman says the driver of the box truck, 33-year-old Phillip Frey of Toms River, died.
The UPS driver was not injured.
Southbound turnpike traffic was diverted at Interchange 9 in East Brunswick until 6:15 a.m.
The accident investigation remains ongoing.
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