NJ State Police officials identified the victim of a fatal crash on I-78 in Watchung as a 17-year-old boy from Union.
According to Sergeant Jeff Flynn, Anthony Steitz, 17, of Union Township was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-78 when the car he was driving left the right side of the highway and slammed into several trees before coming to a rest in the grassy area.
Steitz was transported to an area hospital suffering severe injuries then later pronounced dead.
According to reports, Steitz was a Union High school junior ROTC student and returning home from the Military Ball. State Police officials said he just turned 17-years-old in January.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.