Woman Injured when Rear-ended by Tractor-trailer

New Jersey (October 12, 2011)  A Connecticut woman was seriously injured when her van was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike / I-95. According to the New Jersey State Police the crash happen around 2;30 a.m. near Exit 1.  Rachel Meneses, 24 was driving a van south on the New Jersey Turnpike / I-95 when a tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of her vehicle.

Meneses was seriously injured and air lifted to the hospital.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The New Jersey Turnpike  south was closed between Exits 1 and 4 for over four hours as police investigated the crash site, causing heavily traffic delays in the area.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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