UNION, New Jersey (WABC) -- A driver is dead after a car slammed into the back of tractor trailer on I-78 and burst into flames.
It happened just after 3 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate in Union, New Jersey.
The driver of a BMW was trapped after the car became wedged under the back of the big rig.
Local exits of I-78 East from Route 24 through the Garden State Parkway were shut down for several hours.
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