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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Comments (2)
  1. 1608 says:

    If he fell how do you call it suicide?

  2. ned says:

    he was probably hit by those silly f*ckers that got killed when they hit the pole at 90mph.

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