Man dies after driving around barricade and onto live wires in New Jersey, police say


FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ (WCMH) – A man died in New Jersey Thursday morning after police say he drove around a barricade and onto live wires.

It happened just before 9am in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, WABC reported.

Police found the car on fire, with a live wire nearby. The driver, 40-year-old Anthony Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police department said the area was blocked off with barriers and cones to warn drivers away from the wire, reported.

“We don’t have the resources to put an officer at each hazard,” said Capt. John Bakelaar said. “Live wires are dangerous and that’s why there were different layers of roadblocks for that particular area.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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