A New Jersey man was killed when the van he was driving crashed and burst into flames on a Pennsylvania street Monday afternoon, authorities stated. 

John J. Gallagher, 63, of Middlesex, was the solely particular person concerned within the single-vehicle crash, Berks County Deputy Coroner Terri Straka stated Tuesday. 

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The crash befell Monday simply earlier than midday when Gallagher’s automobile, a van owned by AAA Worldwide Transportation, crashed right into a tree alongside North Water Avenue close to Tulpehocken Forge Street in Heidelberg Township, Straka stated. 

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A passerby noticed the van and stopped. Because the particular person known as emergency responders, the automobile burst into flames, she stated. 

The demise has been dominated unintentional, Straka stated. 

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A consultant of the Clinton-based AAA Worldwide Transportation declined remark.

Amanda Hoover might be reached at [email protected] Comply with her on Twitter @amandahoovernj. Discover NJ.com on Fb. 

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