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.