OLD BRIDGE — One person died this morning after a one-vehicle accident in Garden State Parkway. State Police confirmed the death of a motorist this morning in a single car accident in Old Bridge, State.
According to the Turnpike Authority the accident happened at the Parkway’s northbound lanes just north of exit 120. The mishap caused the closure of one lane and it caused commute traffic to back up at least six miles, A trooper from the agency’s Holmdel station said that State Police are still conducting their investigation.
The accident left one fatality, identified by the police as a 24-year-old Jackson resident. He died on the spot Thursday morning after a one vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway.
Sgt. Adam Grossman related that at about 6:27 o’clock in the morning, Jackson resident Kyle Moran was operating his truck along the northbound lane at mile-marker 121.8. For unknown reason, the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and along the way, it hit a guardrail. The out-of-control truck continued as it struck an electrical box and then crashed into a concrete sign.
The force ejected the driver from the vehicle. The injury must have been so massive that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Grossman said.
One passenger in the vehicle, identified as Daniel Rodriguez, age 22 and resident of Brick, was immediately delivered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Authorities gave no information regarding Rodriguez’s condition in the hospital.
Grossman said that the accident greatly affected the traffic; so they decided make an extensive, back up on the parkway, as well as surrounding roadways. The mishap is under investigation.
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Source: The Star Ledger