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Driver dies after car leaves road, strikes tree on I-280 in Morris County, state police say

EAST HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 280 in Morris County Sunday morning, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

The crash occurred at 11:26 a.m. on Interstate 280 westbound at milepost 2.2 in East Hanover Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Hyundai, driven by Nathaniel Gardiner, 58, of Bloomfield, was traveling west on Interstate 280 when the vehicle went off the roadway to the right, down a grass embankment, and struck a tree, Curry said.

As a result of the crash, Gardiner suffered fatal injuries, Curry said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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