By CBS3 Staff

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Officials are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and car in Gloucester County. The collision happened late on Wednesday night at Harding Highway and Rosement Avenue in Franklin Township.

Officials say 30-year-old Carl Cheeseman Jr., of Vineland, was driving a 2012 Nissan Murano heading west on Harding Highway when his vehicle entered the eastbound lanes, striking a tractor-trailer which was operated by 28-year-old Samuel Barrera-Ortuno, also of Vineland.

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Fire officials say they arrived to find multiple injuries, but did not specify the number of people involved.

Cheeseman was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Police say Barrera-Ortuno remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

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Investigators believe Cheeseman was attempting to avoid a deer that had entered the roadway. No alcohol or drugs are believed to have played a role in the crash.

No complaints have been filed against Barrera-Ortuno at this time.

Harding Highway was shut down in both directions following the crash due to a large diesel fuel spill from the tractor-trailer.

Gloucester County Hazmat responded and assisted at the scene.

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An investigation is ongoing.