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UPDATE: Paterson Man Killed in NJ Turnpike Crash in Newark


NJ State Police are looking into the official cause of a crash that killed a Passaic County man on a highway in Newark Saturday morning. 

NJ State Police spokesman Sergeant Peele told RLS Media that the collision happened at 3:29 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike inner roadway northbound lanes in Newark. 

According to Sergeant Peele, a preliminary investigation indicated that in the area of milepost 104.7, a Ford F-150 driven by Mr. Norman L. Young, 57, from Paterson, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck the guardrail, crossed the roadway and slammed into the left concrete barrier. 

Sergeant Peele said Young sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

As a result of the crash, NJ State Troopers closed the left two lanes of the inner roadway for approximately three hours. 

There were no other occupants inside Young’s vehicle during the collision. 

Police are looking into the possibility that Young may have suffered a medical condition but have not confirmed a cause of the crash at this time.