A car travelling north on the Garden State Parkway early Saturday morning struck the Bergen toll plaza in Saddle Brook, killing the driver and engulfing the car in flames, according to state police.
The crash was reported at 3:30 a.m. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but the unidentified driver died in the crash.
The car was completely charred and destroyed by the fire.
Several lanes were closed around the toll plaza for several hours during the investigation.
Check back for details in this developing story.
Julia Martin is the 2021 recipient of the New Jersey Society for Professional Journalists' David Carr award for her coverage of Montclair for NorthJersey.com.
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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Garden State Parkway crash leaves 1 dead in Saddle Brook NJ