Massive tree topples onto car in Maplewood

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Friday, March 13, 2015
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MAPLEWOOD (WABC) -- A tree came crashing down onto a car in New Jersey early Thursday morning, completely crushing it.

Police say a 90-foot tree uprooted from the sidewalk on Franklin Terrace in Maplewood and toppled over onto a vehicle parked across the street.

On its way down, the tree knocked down a utility pole and wires.

Some of the branches came to rest on the roof a home.

No one was hurt.

Investigators are not sure exactly what caused the tree to topple, but wind, the age of the tree and ground saturation could all have played a role.

The road remains closed as crews make repairs.

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