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PERTH AMBOY — A Jersey Shore man was killed on Route 440 on Wednesday after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer whose driver police said was under the influence.

Aleksander Isserovich, 38, of Brooklyn, rear-ended a Hyundai Sonata driven by Jason Appio, 45, of Ocean Township in Monmouth County, around 3:30 p.m. on Route 440 South, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said.

The impact near the Perth Amboy-Woodbridge line caused Appio to hit another car and caused Isserovich's truck to jackknife and hit two other cars.

Drivers called 911 reporting a tractor trailer driving erratically shortly before the crash.

Carey said Appio was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, where he was pronounced dead. The three other drivers were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with minor injuries.

Isserovich was charged with driving under the influence.

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The crash closed down the southbound lanes causing traffic to back up to Staten Island. Lanes were also closed on the northbound side.

United Lacrosse and the Communications Workers of America Local 1102 posted message of condolence on their respective Facebook pages.

"You were always so supportive of not only your kids but of their teammates and coaches. Jay you were an "old school" parent who was fair, honest and had a great laugh," United Lacrosse wrote.

Carey asked anyone with information about the the incident should call 732-745-8842.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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