• NJ trucker dead after Pa. turnpike plaza crash

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    NEW STANTON, Pa. -  Investigators hope an autopsy sheds light on how a New Jersey trucker died when his rig crashed at a Pennsylvania Turnpike plaza in western Pennsylvania.   

    The Westmoreland County coroner's office says 43-year-old Arvind Bains, of Carteret, N.J. was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after the crash at the New Stanton service plaza. That happened Tuesday about 12:40 p.m.

    The plaza is about 78 miles from the Ohio border.   Investigators say the tractor-trailer traveled over a curb in the plaza's parking lot, before hitting a guide rail and coming to rest over a small embankment.   

    Wednesday's autopsy will include a toxicology test, which will take weeks to complete.

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