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MOUNT EPHRAIM - New Jersey State Police are investigating a motorist's death by gunfire on Interstate 76 here.
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Louis E. Ciccanti Jr., was found dead by troopers responding to a single-vehicle accident on the eastbound highway around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
A preliminary investigation determined Ciccanti's "suspicious" death occurred due to injuries "not related to the crash," said a state police account.
Ciccante was driving when he "succumbed to his injuries and his vehicle went off the road where it struck a traffic barrier," the account said.
Police later said Ciccanti died from a fatal gunshot wound.
Ciccanti was driving a black 2004 Mercedes-Benz, 500, it added.
The incident "is still under investigation and there is no new information at this time," a State Police spokesperson said Thursday.
Anyone who saw the incident, the events leading up to it, or with information that might help detectives is asked to call the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Tip Line at 856-783-4900.
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Jim Walsh covers public safety, economic development and other beats for the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal.
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This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Motorist died before his car crashed on I-76 in Mount Ephraim