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Driver dies after hitting tractor-trailer on I-78 in Hunterdon County

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A man was killed when the Jeep he was driving rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 on Sunday morning, New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The crash occurred at 4:46 a.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 17.4 in Clinton Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Freightliner tractor-trailer was parked on the right shoulder when a Jeep heading westbound entered the right shoulder and impacted the rear of the parked tractor-trailer, Curry said.

The driver of the jeep sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene, Curry said.

The right two lanes of I-78 were closed for several hours, Curry said.

This crash remains under investigation and no further information was available, Curry 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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