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.

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    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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