New York armored truck driver died in Woodbridge turnpike wreck

by William Mattar | December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011

A 45-year-old New York man died when he was ejected from the armored truck that he was driving on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday, according to My Central New Jersey.

A state trooper said that the Garda Security International armored truck was traveling north in the outer roadway near milepost 90 on the New Jersey Turnpike around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. For some unknown reason, the driver lost control of the truck, and the truck struck the guardrail and overturned.

The driver from Jamaica, New York, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the state trooper said.

His passenger, a 45-year-old man from the Bronx, was trapped in the truck.

Three fire departments responded to assist in extricating him from the vehicle. Woodbridge EMS transported the man to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

The passenger’s injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The contents of the armored truck were secured by the state police. There is no information about the contents, destination, or origin of the truck.

Garda director of corporate communications declined to disclose that information.

“We’re cooperating with authorities investigating the incident,” he said.

Traffic was delayed for about six hours because of the accident.

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