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Driver dies in afternoon crash after car leaves road, strikes several trees in Morris County, state police say

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Sussex County man died Thursday afternoon after his car left the road in Mount Olive Township and struck several trees, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

The crash happened at 3:07 p.m. on Interstate 80 eastbound milepost 25.3 Exit 25 ramp, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Luke Muller, 32, of Stanhope Borough, was traveling east on the Route 206 south ramp to Interstate 80 east when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck multiple trees, Curry said.

Muller suffered fatal injuries, Curry said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and more information was not available.

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