New Jersey

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Man Changing Tire Along NJ Turnpike

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What to Know

  • Man changing a tire along the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, state police said
  • Jose Peralta, 33, 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
  • The driver of the car that struck Peralta fled the scene and remained at large Monday

A man changing a tire along the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, state police said.

Jose Peralta, 33, 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.

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

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