Report: One dead after vehicle leaves GSP, strikes tree in Middletown

    One person was killed after a vehicle left the Garden State Parkway northbound express lanes at milepost 112.5 in Middletown and struck a tree in the center median at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday, a report on said.

    The operator of the Acura TSX was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:01 a.m., according to the report. There were no other victims. 

    A State Police spokesman told the newspaper that the driver will not be identified until next of kin are notified.

    While a dense fog advisory was in effect at the time of the accident and debris from a deer were found in the roadway, police continue to investigate the cause, the report said.

    Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributors reported heavy traffic as far south as Brick after police closed the express lanes north of Exit 105. 

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