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UPDATE: Summit Man Struck By Vehicle on I-80 in Morris County

By rlsmetro on
Rockaway Twp.

New Jersey State Police officials are continuing to investigate the circumstances behind a pedestrian strike that injured a union County man Saturday night.  

According to a statement released by Trooper Brandi Slota, at approximately 9:48 p.m., police responded to reports of a pedestrian struck on I-80 west at milepost 36.6. 

Trooper Slota said a preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Michael Gachko, 49, of Summit, parked his vehicle on the shoulder of I-80 eastbound and entered the roadway where he crossed the eastbound lanes of travel on foot. 

He then entered the westbound lanes. 

In the area of milepost 36.6 on I-80 west, Trooper Slota said a Chevrolet pickup struck  Gachko. 

"As a result of the crash, Michael Gachko was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries," Trooper Slota said.

The investigation remains active.