Horrific crash between car and tractor trailer leaves 2 dead in North Bergen

NORTH BERGEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A speeding car crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer in a horrific fatal crash in North Bergen.

The car slammed into the truck on Tonnelle Avenue (Routes 1 & 9), at the Paterson Plank Road overpass, at around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the tractor trailer had been backing into a local business to make a delivery when a 2022 gray Kia Stinger slammed into it.

The car went under the tractor trailer, shearing off the top. Two people in the Kia were killed.

The driver is identified as a 24-year-old man from North Arlington and the passenger a 27-year-woman from Bergenfield.

Tonnelle Avenue was closed in both directions for the investigation.

Police say surveillance video showed the Kia traveling at a high rate of speed leading up to the crash.

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