Video shows tanker truck that exploded yesterday trying to avoid mattress on NJ Turnpike

A stunning video taken by Kevin Hauer shows the tanker truck that exploded yesterday on the NJ Turnpike swerving to miss a mattress that had been in the roadway. Watch the video below.

We offer great thanks to Kevin Hauer/ for allowing us to use this video on our website.

Be sure to check the Oct. 14 edition of The Observer for full details of the crash.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.