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Van Atop Car Carrier Slams Into Trestle, Closes Route 17 In Rutherford

What was left of the van near the trestle on northbound Route 17 in Rutherford.
What was left of the van near the trestle on northbound Route 17 in Rutherford. Photo Credit: Philip Gerard Gonnella

A van was knocked off a vehicle carrier and caught fire after it slammed into a train trestle Tuesday night, closing Route 17 in Rutherford for hours, responders said.

No injuries were reported in the 8:30 p.m. mishap.

Borough, NJ Transit and state DOT inspectors were checking the bridge to make sure it was still structurally sound.

Rutherford police and firefighters were among the responders.

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