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UPDATE: Family ID’s Man Killed in West Orange Crash

By kcora on
West Orange

Family of a New York man have identified him as the person that was killed Saturday in a West Orange highway.

According to a statement released by Trooper Alexandro Goez, the crash happened at approximately 12:53 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of 280 near mile marker 7.5 in West Orange.

Tropper Goez said the driver - later identified by family as Neil Holtermann, 34, of Staten Island - of the Ford S350 somehow lost control of the vehicle and struck the left guard rail which caused the car to then return to the roadway where it veered to the right and struck the right guard rail.

According to Trooper Goez, the truck finally crashed into a concrete bridge where it burst into flames trapping the driver inside.

"The victim died at the scene and his identity will not be released until an autopsy is complete," Trooper Goez said"