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State police: 2 killed in single-vehicle crash Sunday on New Jersey Turnpike

State police say two people were killed following a vehicle crash Sunday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2022, 9:51 AM

Updated 667 days ago

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State police say two people were killed following a vehicle crash Sunday on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The crash happened at 4:13 p.m. southbound on the western spur at MP 107.1 in Newark. 
According to state police, preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Prius drove off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. 
State police say the Toyota then crossed over the lanes and struck the center concrete barrier. 
The driver has been identified as Seyed Tarighati, 69, of New York. A passenger in the back seat also died.
The left two lanes were closed for around three hours.


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