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UPDATE: Driver Ejected from Crashed Car Then Struck by Tractor Trailer on NJ Turnpike in Newark


NJ State Police are investigating a crash that resulted in a fatal pedestrian strike on the NJ Turnpike in Newark on Sunday morning. 

Officials said NJ State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash at 4:14 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike north on the outer roadway to the western spur milepost 105.9, Newark. 

According to officials, based on a preliminary investigation, a Toyota Corolla was traveling north in the area of milepost 105.9 when a Honda Accord struck the rear of the Toyota.

NJ State Police officials said the impact caused the Toyota to cross the roadway and strike the right guardrail.

As a result of the crash, the driver of the Toyota was ejected from the car onto the highway. 

Officials said a tractor-trailer traveling north struck and killed the driver.

The identity of the victim is not being released at the time.

The crash remains under investigation.