Zadira Reyes Killed in Truck Accident in Elizabeth, NJ
Elizabeth, NJ -- December 16, 2022, Zadira Reyes was killed following an accident involving a tractor-trailer on the turnpike.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 2:20 a.m. along the New Jersey Turnpike near mile marker 100.
It appears that 32-year-old Zadira Reyes was in a Hyundai Elantra traveling along the turnpike. Somehow, a collision occurred between Reyes's vehicle and a tractor-trailer. Other cars were also involved. Due to the crash, Reyes sustained fatal injuries. Other injuries were said to be minor.
Additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Zadira Reyes Truck Accident in Elizabeth
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