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Deadly accident, fire on Route 17

July 28, 2012 3:13:57 PM PDT
One person was killed when a truck went out of control, crashed into a building and burst into flames along Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey this morning.

Police say a tractor trailer lost control and crashed into an office in Hasbrouck Heights, catching both the truck and building on fire.

Witnesses said the truck was swerving shortly before the crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. Details on the driver were not available, and it's believed that he was alone in the vehicle.

The truck and building burst into flames upon impact, and the fire reached 3 alarms before firefighters got it under control.

Authorities say the building sustained some fire damage, but no injuries were reported. No one apparently was inside the structure when the crash occurred.

The contents of the truck were not immediately known, and authorities were trying to locate the contact the company that owns the vehicle.

Southbound Route 17 was closed in the area and traffic diverted onto Route 46 for several hours.

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