- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

LEBANON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a truck driver from Missouri who died in a crash in New Jersey.

Police say 47-year-old Stephen Bast Jr. of Springfield, Missouri, was driving his tractor-trailer on Route 31 in Lebanon Township on Monday when his tractor-trailer left the road and hit a tree.

Bast was pronounced dead at the scene.

A hazardous materials crew had to clean up a small fuel spill at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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