Man who died in crash on Interstate 78 identified

Man who died in crash on I-78 has

Man who died in crash on I-78 has been identified as 40-year-old Basim Othman of Budd Lake. (Credit: Chopper 12)

UNION - The New Jersey State Police have identified the man who died in a crash on Interstate 78 in Union.

Sgt. Jeff Flynn said that 40-year-old Basim Othman, of Budd Lake, was killed Monday afternoon when the 2013 Honda Accord he was driving veered onto the grass median and struck a state department of transportation pickup truck.

The DOT worker and the man he was helping to fix a flat tire suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident shutdown the westbound express lanes of the highway and caused major delays in the area.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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