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Driver Killed After Being Ejected From Van on I-78

N.J. State Police say fatigue may have been factor in one-car accident early on Wednesday morning.

A 51-year-old man who was not wearing a seat belt was killed early Wednesday morning after being ejected from his van that careened off two guardrails and struck a concrete bridge overpass support on Interstate 78 westbound in Bedminster, State Police said.

David Pandorf, of Phillipsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 5:30 a.m. crash, according to the state police report.

According to State Police, Pandorf's white 1996 Ford van veered off the highway to the right, hit a guardrail and then returned to cross the highway and exit left onto the median. The van then crashed into another guardrail and a concrete support post for the Bunn Road overpass, State Police said.

Fatigue may have been a factor in the crash, a preliminary investigation showed, state police said.

State police at Perryville said they received a call to notify them of the one-vehicle crash, according to information released by Trenton later on Wednesday afternoon.

Driver reportedly not wearing seat belt

The report said Pandorf was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, and was ejected from his vehicle during the crash.

Perryville state police said earlier that morning but was cleared up again as of shortly after 9 a.m.

Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Co. and First Aid Squad responded to the accident scene, the police report said.


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