NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The New Jersey State Police is asking for help finding a tractor-trailer that was involved in a fatality wreck with a box truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Police said a white Isuzu box truck was traveling north in the truck lane of the highway at around 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 23 in East Brunswick when it was struck by the big rig near milepost 78.8, according to a state police news release.
The box truck was hit on its driver side door, killing 78-year-old Giuseppe Zuccarello of Whitestone, New York.
The driver of the 18-wheeler fled the scene, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or had any additional information is asked to contact the Troop “D” Criminal Investigations Office at (732) 441-4500 ext. 4424.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.