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Pedestrian struck and killed crossing I-80 in Sussex County, state police say

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man crossing Interstate 80 was struck by a car and killed Wednesday night, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Detective Jeffrey Lebron. 

The crash happened at around 7:55 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 23.2 in Byram Township, Lebron said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Hyundai passenger vehicle was traveling westbound when a 35-year-old Effort man crossed the roadway resulting in a collision.

As a result of the crash, the man suffered fatal injuries. The name of the pedestrian has been withheld pending next-of-kin notification, Lebron said.

The crash remains under investigation, Lebron said.

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