The man whose car crossed to the wrong side of the Garden State Parkway last month, causing a three-vehicle crash, has died from his injuries.

Nicholis C. Alfano, 35, of the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, was laid to rest Monday. He died Friday, May 10, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Alfano is survived by his fiancee, son, stepson, parents and siblings, according to his obituary.

The crash, near Exit 117 and Route 36 on April 27, also left Alfano's adult passenger as well as another driver and six children in a second car with non-life threatening to moderate injuries.

State Police previously said Alfano was driving south in his 2006 Jeep Cherokee when he went off the road, crossed the grass median and headed the wrong way into northbound traffic.

Update, May 17: State Police have still not said why Alfano's vehicle left the road. They directed New Jersey 101.5 to file a public records request for more information.

An earlier version of this post described Nicholis C. Alfano as driving on the wrong side of the road, and described him as a wrong-way driver, according to New Jersey State Police. Police officials have not said how he wound up on the wrong side of the road, and directed New Jersey 101.5 to file a public records request for more information. 

 

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