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Identity Released of Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Collision

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A young man who was killed on Thursday in a collision with an 18-wheeler has been identified by New Jersey State Police.

Details about the Collision in Salem County

New Jersey Online has reported that the New Jersey State Police have identified the victim that died in a fatal collision with an 18-wheeler on Thursday.

22-year-old Christian Marchena was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after he lost control of his car on a patch of ice and crashed into an 18-wheeler on Straughns Mill Road in Salem County.

According to authorities, Marchena was driving his sedan north on Straughns Mill just after 8 a.m. on Thursday when his car slid on ice that was on the roadway, causing him to slam into a Peterbilt tractor-trailer that was headed south on Freed Road.

After police and emergency crews arrived, the 22-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from impact. At this time, the current condition of the driver of the tractor-trailer in unknown.

Statistics about Tractor Trailers the United States

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association:

  • The number of occupants of other vehicles that were injured by large trucks decreased from 2012-2013.
  • 64 percent of all accidents that happened with large trucks in 2013 involved an impact to the truck’s front end.
  • In New Jersey, there were 64 large trucks that were involved in fatal accidents.


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