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New York Man Killed After Falling 80ft from NJ Turnpike in Newark


Officials for the NJ State Police are continuing to investigate an incident that had a man killed during a fall on the NJ Turnpike in Newark on Friday night.

According to a preliminary investigation released by NJ State Police, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Troopers observed a GMC Yucon pulled over in the northbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike near milepost 105.

As Troopers approached the car and began to investigate, they noticed that a male was lying on the ground about 80ft below where a 'gap' separates the inner and outer roadways.

Police say the 22-year-old NYC resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, they found another individual walking on the ramp, who was also an occupant of the vehicle and an apparent friend to the victim.

State Police officials say during the investigation, they believe that the victim somehow fell between the gap after exiting his vehicle.

"It is not immediately clear why the other person was out of the car at this time", according to NJ State Police.

Police say they do not suspect suspicious activities or suicide at this point in the investigation.