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Driver dies after car leaves road, overturns, strikes several trees on I-78 in Somerset County

WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Union County man died Wednesday morning after his car left the roadway, overturned and struck several trees on Interstate 78 in Warren Township, according to New Jersey State Police Trooper Brandi Slota.

The crash happened at 6:06 a.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 39.2, Slota said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Nissan 350Z, driven by Michael K. Salles-Dixon, 30, of Plainfield, was traveling westbound on Interstate 78 when the Nissan exited the roadway to the left, overturned and subsequently struck multiple trees, Slota said.

Salles-Dixon suffered fatal injuries, Slota said.

The crash remains under investigation, Slota said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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