After a dump truck overturned beneath an overpass on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday morning, becoming fully engulfed in flames, authorities shut down the highway.
Thousands of people were reportedly stuck in gridlock traffic for over three hours before the cars were slowly rerouted in the other direction.
The fire began after the truck struck the overpass and turned over on its side at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported.
One person inside the overturned dump truck was killed in the crash, state police said. Their name would not be released until family members were notified.