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NJ state trooper injured in I-80 crash

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A State Police trooper was injured in a crash on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police Sergeant Alejandro Goez.

At 3:46 p.m., a trooper in an unmarked state Police vehicle stopped to assist with a Nissan Altima that became disabled in the lane as a result of motor vehicle accident on I-80 eastbound at milepost 22.9 in Byram Township, Goez said.

While at the scene, the the police vehicle was struck by a Jeep and then was pushed into the Nissan, Goez said.

The trooper, who was inside of the police vehicle at the time, sustained non-life-threatening and was transported to Morristown Medical Center, Goez said.

No other injuries were reported, Goez said.

All lanes were closed for approximately 15 minutes.

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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