PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed Saturday when he fell from a northwestern New Jersey overpass onto a major highway and was then run over by a car that fled the scene.
But it wasn’t immediately clear which incident caused the death, or if it was an accident or a suicide.
Phillipsburg police tell The Express-Times of Easton, Pa., that the man — whose name was not disclosed — was on the Morris Street overpass when he fell about 30 feet and landed on Route 22 around 1:35 p.m.
Moments later, he was run over.
Phillipsburg and Warren County authorities soon shut down some lanes of the roadway and strung up a tarp to block off the area while they investigated.
Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
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