By Associated Press - Monday, October 26, 2015

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) - State police say the driver of a van carrying mattresses and box springs that fell to the New Jersey Turnpike and contributed to a deadly truck fire has been issued a summons.

The Jersey Journal reports ( ) that 26-year-old Adam Abuhamoud, of Linden, was cited for not having the mattresses properly secured to his vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 19 and wasn’t available for comment Monday.

Kumar Dalip, of North Hollywood, California, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Oct. 7, which occurred on the highway’s western spur in Kearny. His tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline from a Linden refinery.

The 40-year-old man lost control of the tanker when he tried to avoid the bedding that had fallen fell off Abuhamoud’s van and onto the road.


Information from: The Jersey Journal ,

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