Orange County truck driver Lawrence Scherf narrowly escapes death

The truck was hanging off a bridge after

The truck was hanging off a bridge after a crash this morning. (August 19, 2014 6:40 PM)

An Orange County man is lucky to be alive after his tractor-trailer crashed in New Jersey Tuesday.

State troopers and firefighters rescued Lawrence Scherf, of Vails Gate, who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. in the northbound lanes where the turnpike meets Interstate...

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