North Arlington man dies after leaping from car on Route 3 West in East Rutherford

A 27-year-old man died after he jumped from a moving car on Route 3 West in East Rutherford, according to police.

Jorge Torres, 27, died after leaping from a car on Route 3 West in East Rutherford.

Jorge Torres, 27, died after leaping from a car on Route 3 West in East Rutherford. (8/2/16)

EAST RUTHERFORD - A 27-year-old man died after he jumped from a moving car on Route 3 West in East Rutherford, according to police.

Police say that the incident happened just after 5 a.m. Tuesday near the Route 120 turnoff. Responding officers apparently tried to perform CPR on Jorge Torres, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Route 3 West was shut down for several hours while authorities investigated the incident.

Police ruled Torres’s death a suicide. The driver of the car Torres was traveling in will not face any charges or summonses.

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