Truck-Trailer Crash on NJ Turnpike Kills 10 Horses

New Jersey Turnpike in East Windsor Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. (Famartin)

State police say a truck pulling a trailer carrying horses on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed and burst into flames in the early morning hours, killing all 10 horses.

State police say troopers responded to the turnpike’s northbound lanes at 3 a.m. Sunday in East Windsor, Mercer County.

Police said the truck had been heading north when it struck the concrete divider and became fully engulfed in flames, killing the animals in the attached trailer.

Trooper Charles Marchan told that the driver and passenger were taken to a hospital, but neither was seriously inured.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the horses were being taken or from what area they had been brought.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.