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NJ State Police Investigates Road Rage, Fist Fight on NJ Turnpike in Carteret


The New Jersey State Police Troop “D” Criminal Investigation Office is seeking the public’s assistance with an assault investigation that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike on Wednesday.

Officials said based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that at approximately 8:45 p.m., a tractor-trailer and two SUVs were involved in a road rage incident in the outer roadway of the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in the area of milepost 96.2 in Carteret Borough.


According to  NJ State Police, the two SUVs, one white and one gray, boxed in the tractor-trailer in the right lane.

Authorities said the two suspects and the tractor-trailer driver then got out of their vehicles and engaged in a physical altercation in the right lane.

After the altercation, the two suspects ran back to their vehicles and fled the scene before troopers arrived on the scene. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, the events leading up to it, or just following, is asked to contact Detective Mike Silvestre of Cranbury Station Detective Bureau at 609-860-9000 ext. 4423.

Anonymous tips are welcome.