10 horses killed in fiery crash on New Jersey Turnpike

EAST WINDSOR, New Jersey -- State police say a truck pulling a trailer carrying horses on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed and burst into flames in the early morning hours, killing all 10 horses.

State police say troopers responded to the turnpike's northbound lanes at 3 a.m. Sunday in East Windsor, Mercer County.

Police said the truck had been heading north when it struck the concrete divider and became fully engulfed in flames, killing the animals in the attached trailer.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the horses were being taken or from what area they had been brought. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The trailer was coming from Florida, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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