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UPDATE: AG’s office investigating fatal crash in which New Jersey State Police vehicle struck cyclist in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred early Monday morning in Hackettstown.

According to a preliminary investigation, shortly after 6:00 a.m., a New Jersey State Police trooper, in an unmarked police SUV, collided with a cyclist on Willow Grove Street in the area of Brook Hollow Drive.

The cyclist, whose identity is not being released at this time, was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m., the AG’s office said.

“The circumstances leading to and surrounding the crash are under investigation,” the AG’s office said.

This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.

No further information was released.

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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