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Warren County man dies after striking tree on I-78

WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Warren County man died Friday after he went off the highway and struck a tree in Somerset County, according to New Jersey State Police Sergeant Alejandro Goez.

The accident occurred on Interstate 78 west at mile post 36.5 in Warren Township, Goez said.

According to Goez, a Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Stephan Tarnawsky, 35, of Washington, went off the roadway to the right and struck a tree.

Tarnawsky sustained serious injuries and was transported to Morristown Medical Center. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, Goez said.

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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