ELIZABETH, N.J.—An overnight crash involving a car and a Shop Rite tractor-trailer is under investigation by the Elizabeth Police Department.

According to reports, the forceful accident happened shortly before 2:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Dowd Avenue. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, crews found the truck and the car fully engulfed in flames.

The injured driver of the car was airlifted to Saint Barnabas Burn Center in Livingston suffering severe burns. There is no information about the driver of the tractor-trailer

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The official cause of the crash is under investigation.

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