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UPDATE: Scotch Plains Man Killed After Fall from Garden State Parkway Overpass in Woodbridge

By rlsmetro on
Middlesex County

NJ State Police officials are looking into the cause of an incident where a man fell off an overpass onto a highway in Middlesex County, causing fatal injuries Thursday. 

Trooper Marchan said in a brief statement it happened approximately 5:26 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near milepost 132.1 Woodbridge Township. 

According to Tropper Marchan, a Nissan Rogue operated by a 45-year-old Parlin woman drove southbound on the highway. When she reached the overpass, Scotch Plains resident Mr. Joshua Goldberg, 21, forcefully landed on her car after falling several feet. 

Trooper Marchan said Goldberg was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver suffered minor injuries.

The collision caused significant rush-hour delays on the highway while state police operated at the scene. 

"It has not been confirmed how Goldberg fell from the bridge at this time," Trooper Marchan said.