Motorist dies after vehicle strikes tree on Route 18 in Marlboro, police say

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MARLBORO - A motorist died Friday morning after his car left the roadway and struck a tree on Route 18, Marlboro Township Police Capt. Stephen Levy said.

Officers responded to multiple reports of a crash about 6:30 a.m. and found the 2008 Honda Accord off the highway between Route 520 and Route 79, police said.

The driver, a male in his 60s, was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said.

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The victim’s identity has not been released, pending notification of the next of kin.

Southbound lanes on the highway were shut at the Route 520 and Tenant Road ramps until about 10 a.m., police said.

There are no known witnesses to the crash, Levy said.

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The Marlboro Township Police Department is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact patrolman Christopher VanCuren at 732-536-0100 ext. 0144 or

Nicolas Fernandes is the early morning breaking news reporter. A lifelong New Jersey resident, he has previously worked as a features writer and sports reporter. Contact him at 732-540-4401 or

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Motorist dies in single vehicle accident on Route 18 in Marlboro: cops

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