By CBS3 Staff

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (CBS) — A portion of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down following a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer. The single-vehicle accident happened around 3:15 a.m. Sunday on the southbound side of the turnpike near exit 4.

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State Police say the tractor-trailer was traveling in the southbound lanes when it struck a concrete median before crossing all three southbound lanes, overturning and bursting into flames. The driver died at the scene.

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Southbound lanes on the turnpike were reopened around 10 a.m. Sunday.

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No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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Police are still investigating.