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Newark Man Killed in NJ Turnpike Crash in Bergen County

By rlsmetro on

New Jersey State Police officials are looking into the cause of a crash that killed an Essex County man in Bergen County Sunday morning. 

According to a NJ State Police statement,  the single-vehicle crash was reported at 7 am in the NJ Turnpike's southbound lanes at milepost 118 in Ridgefield Park.

Police said the preliminary investigation indicated that a Jeep Grand Cherokee went off the road to the left, struck the center concrete barrier, then reentered the roadway and struck the right-side guardrail.

According to State Police, as a result, the vehicle overturned and the driver was ejected.

NJ Police say Mr. Jose Minaya, 34, Newark sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

State Police said no other vehicles or passengers were involved.

The crash remains under investigation.