The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a man found dead in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport likely was run over by a car.

Newark Liberty International Airport (Flickr User Joseph A)

The body was discovered early Tuesday morning in the P-6 parking lot, on the airport's north end near Interstate 78.

Investigators believe the accident occurred between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. and that the car's driver fled the scene. Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico says it's believed the man had just parked his car and was heading to catch a flight.

The man was not identified.

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