Old Bridge crash: FDNY firefighter killed in Route 9 accident with tractor trailer

OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver killed in a crash on southbound Route 9 in Old Bridge early Thursday morning was an off-duty FDNY firefighter.

43-year-old James Marshall, of Staten Island, was a 19-year veteran and comes from a family of firefighters.

He most recently served at Ladder Co. 84 on Staten Island.


Authorities say Marshall was killed when he rear-ended a tractor trailer on southbound Route 9.

It happened at Schulmeister Road at around 1:45 a.m. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor trailer driver, a 43-year-old from Perth Amboy, was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

The southbound lanes were closed for hours for the investigation.

NJ Transit buses, which heavily use the Route 9 corridor, were delayed during the investigation.
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Police say three of them, two women and one man, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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