UNION TWP. — No cause has yet been determined for an early morning crash Wednesday that resulted in the death of the only person involved.

Union Township police said shortly before 3:15 a.m., a Jeep Wrangler traveling on Morris Avenue breached the sidewalk, struck numerous signs and posts, and appeared to have struck a glancing blow to a building, according to video obtained by ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

ABC 7 identified the driver as Theodore Hagg, 72, of Elizabeth. An email message left for Union police by New Jersey 101.5 was not returned Wednesday.

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Police said that the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene, being pronounced dead about 20 minutes after the crash.

The ensuing investigation caused a five-hour long detour from the Morris Avenue area where the crash happened.

Anyone with further information is being asked to contact Officer Michael Salerno at 908-851-5076 or MSalerno@uniontownship.com.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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