Two Motorists Force Truck Driver to Side of the Road Before Assaulting Him, Police Say

Middlesex County, NJ — New Jersey authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify two motorists who boxed in a big rig before assaulting the truck driver.

According to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), the incident occurred on Wednesday, January 12, at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the outer roadway of the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in the area of mile marker 96.2.


Investigators said two SUVs, one white and one gray, forced a tractor-trailer to the right lane before all three vehicles came to a stop.

The two suspects and the truck driver then got out of their vehicles and “engaged in a physical altercation in the right lane,” NJSP said in a release.

After the altercation, the two suspects ran back to their vehicles and fled before troopers arrived on scene.


NJSP provided multiple images of the scene in hopes someone could help identify the suspects.

Officials did not release the name of the trucker or give an update on his injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or might have information about the suspects is asked to contact Detective Mike Silvestre of Cranbury Station Detective Bureau at (609) 860-9000 ext. 4423.


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