Police: Hit-and-run driver kills man changing tire along NJ Turnpike

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A man changing a tire along the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend, according to New Jersey State Police.

Police say that 33-year-old Jose Peralta, of East Newark, was on the southbound side of the Turnpike’s eastern spur near milepost 110.3 in Secaucus when he was struck around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The driver of the car that struck Peralta fled the scene and remained at large Monday. Police did not provide a description of the driver or the vehicle.

No one else was injured in the crash, which remains under investigation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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