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press release July 25, 2012 

Identification of the badly-burned body of a male tractor-trailer driver killed in a collision with a pickup truck in South Harrison Township NJ yesterday (7/24) will require DNA laboratory analysis, which is expected to take about a month.


The tractor-trailer carrying roof trusses on a flatbed trailer was traveling north on Route 45 in South Harrison shortly before noon when it struck a pickup truck broadside at the Monroeville Road intersection, which is controlled by stop signs.  The pickup truck was eastbound on Monroeville Road.  Its driver, Timothy Clyne  (DOB 2/17/75), of Philadelphia, was treated for a head injury at Cooper Medical Center in Camden and has been released.


The collision ignited a fire that destroyed the cab of the tractor trailer.  Its driver died at the scene of the crash.  An autopsy today by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was thermal burns. The tractor-trailer was owned by Probuild, a building supplies firm in Berlin NJ.


The collision remains under investigation by the South Harrison \Township Police Department,. the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office.