6-year-old dies in 5-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Interstate 80 in Roxbury, cops say


A 6-year-old boy died in a five-vehicle crash in Roxbury on Thursday evening involving a hit-and-run driver who is currently wanted, New Jersey State Police said.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday, a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox heading east on Interstate 80 was struck near milepost 28.5 by “a vehicle unknown who fled the scene “.

The Chevrolet Equinox was then struck by a Honda HRV, which was struck by a Nissan Altima, which resulted in the Chevrolet Equinox colliding with a Honda Passport, which was detaining the 6-year-old, police said in a statement. .

The identity of the boy, who police say suffered fatal injuries in the crash, has not been disclosed.

It was not clear if anyone else was injured in the crash. Officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

New Jersey State Police are asking anyone with information about the accident – including witnesses or those with information about what led to it – to call the Netcong Troop station “B At 973-347-1001. Callers can provide information anonymously.

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