COLTS NECK — A Scotch Plains man was killed in a crash on Route 18 on Friday night.

A vehicle driven by Robert Jeans, 42, went into the median guard rail after getting onto Route 18 south from Route 34 about 9:20 p.m, according to Colts Neck Police. Jeans was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people in to the car were hospitalized for minor injuries.

The southbound lanes were closed at Route 34 around 10:15 p.m for the investigation of the crash, according to alerts sent by Colts Neck police via social media.

Northbound traffic was unaffected. The southbound lanes reopened around 1:30 a.m.

Police told RLS Metro Breaking News that Jeans was ejected from the car.

Police Sgt. Daniel DeVito asked anyone with information about the crash to call police at 732-780-7323.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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