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Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Crash on Garden State Parkway in Middletown Township

Middletown Township

New Jersey State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Monday evening in Middletown Township.

According to police officials, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in the northbound express roadway at milepost 112 at 7:27 p.m. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that an Acura TL was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on the express roadway and a Chevrolet Colorado was traveling north in the northbound express roadway lanes. 

The investigation found that in the area of milepost 112, the front of the Acura collided with the front of the Chevrolet, causing the Chevrolet to subsequently overturn. 

According to NJ State Police officials, as a result of the crash, the driver of the Acura, identified as Mr. Hamilton W. Smith 3rd, 29, of Lincoln Park, sustained fatal injuries. 

This is an active investigation and no more information is available at this time.