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Carjacked Car Driver Killed on Garden State Parkway ID'd: Police

A man who was killed on the Garden State Parkway when he got out of the carjacked vehicle he was driving and tried to cross the highway on foot has been identified.

Keith Belton, 24, of East Orange, was driving northbound in Irvington when he stopped in the center lane around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, state police say. He then crossed the barrier into the southbound lanes at mile marker 144.7 and was hit by an SUV traveling in the left lane.

Belton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the vehicle Belton was driving had been carjacked out of Elizabeth. But further details have not been disclosed.

A state police spokesman says it's still not clear if Belton was involved in the carjacking.

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