🔴 A 94-year-old man drove his car onto the concrete barrier at the Barneget toll plaza

🔴 The reason the Howell resident lost control remains under investigation

🔴 Two left lanes at the toll plaza were closed but the impact on Parkway traffic was minimal

BARNEGAT – A 94-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into the concrete divider at a Garden State Plaza toll plaza Thursday afternoon.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said Mario Medici of Howell rode up onto the barrier in one of the E-ZPass lanes at the southbound Barnegat toll plaza around 3:10 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The reason Medici lost control remained under investigation Friday morning, according to Curry.

Crash at the Garden State Parkway's Barnegat toll plaza 2/2/23
Crash at the Garden State Parkway's Barnegat toll plaza 2/2/23 (OCSN)

The two left lanes of the plaza's four lanes were closed for several hours but had a minimal impact on traffic.

The crash was the first fatal crash on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County in 2023 and the second on the entire roadway.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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