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UPDATE: State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Strike on Turnpike in Newark

By kbm0423 on

The New Jersey State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike.

According to state police officials, the crash happened at approximately 11:08 p.m. in the southbound lanes on the inner roadway near milepost 104.9 in Newark.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Mr. Miguel Sanchez, 40, of Fayetteville, N.C., was laying in the roadway when he was struck by a Honda Accord. Sanchez sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

State Police reported that the southbound inner roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours resulting in minimal traffic congestion.

This crash is still under investigation.