Man struck by 50-pound dumbbell while driving on New Jersey Turnpike dies

A 75-year-old Mercer County man who was struck by a 50-pound dumbbell while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier this month has died, according to the state police.



A spokesperson for the department did not immediately say when Hamilton Township resident Jack DeCarlo passed, but said that he died from his injuries sustained in the incident.



DeCarlo was headed to his vacation home in South Carolina with his wife Jan. 9 when the dumbbell struck his windshield, causing the SUV to veer off the road near Oldmans Township. DeCarlo was taken to the hospital by helicopter. His wife suffered minor injuries.



New Jersey State Police are still trying to determine where the dumbbell came from and if it was intentionally thrown or if it accidentally fell off another vehicle.



Anyone who might have any information about the incident is asked to call the New Jersey State Police Moorestown Station at 856-273-3228.


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