UPDATED: N.J. State police probe death of man fatally shot while driving on highway

State police say a man driving on an interstate highway in New Jersey was fatally shot when someone in another vehicle opened fire on his car.

It’s still not clear what sparked the shooting that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Runnemede.

The man was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later. His name has not been released.

A state police spokesman says the man was driving his car in the southbound lanes of Route 42 near Exit 14 — just south of where Route 42 intersects with Interstate 295 — when another vehicle pulled up alongside him. Someone in the second vehicle then fired “multiple rounds” at the man’s car, which veered off the road.

The second vehicle then fled the scene.

The investigation into the shooting caused the closure of the southbound lanes of the highway, but no major traffic problems were reported.

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