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Morris County man killed after crashing into Freightliner parked on shoulder of I-78

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Morris County man died early Saturday morning after crashing into a Freightliner parked on the shoulder of Interstate 78 in Clinton Township, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The crash occurred at 4:37 a.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 17.4, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Nissan Sentra, driven by Kevin Notis II, 24, of Dover, was traveling westbound on I-78 when his vehicle then entered the center median, re-entered and traveled across the westbound lanes, and impacted a Freightliner and semitrailer which was parked and disabled on the right shoulder, Curry said.

As a result of the crash, Notis suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Freightliner did not report any injuries, Curry said.

The right two lanes of I-78 west were closed for approximately 4 hours, moderate traffic congestion resulted, Curry said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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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