Authorities have identified the victim of today's fatal crash on the NJ Turnpike as an off-duty state trooper.
"It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Trooper Glenny Almonte #7358, 28 years old."
Police responded to theThe NJ Turnpike for a report of a motor vehicle accident at approximately 1:45 a.m. this morning.
Upon arrival, police found Almonte seriously injured and trapped inside his silver Honda Accord.
The preliminary investigation indicates that Almonte, who was traveling southbound, struck a curb and guiderail by the Vince Lombardi service area after sending the vehicle into the path of a southbound tractor trailer.
The truck struck the driver’s side of the Honda.
Rescue crews from Ridgefield Fire Department extricated Almonte and he was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center by Ridgefield EMS.
Trooper Almonte was pronounced at the hospital shortly after 2:30 a.m.
Trooper Glenny Almonte was a member of the 152nd State Police Class that graduated the academy on October 4, 2013. Trooper Almonte was assigned to Totowa Station where he served as a general duty trooper.
This accident is being investigated by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and personnel from Newark Station.
“The loss of Trooper Glenny Almonte saddens the entire State Police family. We are offering support to Trooper Almonte’s loved ones as well as to all of our employees touched by this tragedy,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent.