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Man Killed After Garbage Truck Rolls Off Highway Ramp Onto Cars

Posted on: May 10, 2017

A 27-year-old man was killed when a garbage truck rolled off a Route 440 ramp and struck two cars.
Brian Claussen, from Old Bridge, died after the crash which occurred at 5 p.m.
The crash caused massive backups on roads that are normally already jammed that time of day.
A man driving ahead of the truck saw the scene unfold in his side-view mirror. The truck went up
a hill and traveled about 20 feet before overturning onto the two other vehicles, according to
Michael Lynch.
Lynch pulled over to one of the vehicles crushed by the truck, but was unable to free the trapped
Lynch rushed to the other vehicle, where with the help of another bystander he helped free a
young passenger from a back seat. That person did not appear badly hurt, Lynch said.