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Tow truck driver killed in Route 287 crash was 24, cops say


State Police have identified the tow truck driver killed after being struck by a car along Route 287 on Wednesday as a 24-year-old Piscataway man.

Nicholas Coble was standing behind his truck preparing to tow a car involved in an earlier accident near mile marker 18 in Bridgewater when he was hit, State Police said.

Coble was struck about 1:45 p.m. in the southbound outer roadway by a Chevrolet sedan driven by a 64-year-old Chestnut Ridge, New York, woman. 


A box truck driven by a 34-year-old Toms River man then struck the Chevy. The New York woman suffered minor injuries, while the truck driver was unhurt. 

The crash, which remains under investigation, closed the highway for about four hours on Wednesday. 

Coble is survived by his fiancee and three children, according to a GoFundMe page.




Tow truck driver with Somerset Set Hills Towing dies after hit by car


A tow truck driver died Wednesday after he was struck by a car while he attempted to clear the scene of an accident on Route 287.


The man, whose name was not released, was standing behind his truck and was in the process of readying a car to be towed when he was hit by a Chevy sedan at 1:44 p.m. The accident occurred in the southbound outer roadway near mile marker 18 in Bridgewater, State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele said.


The tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.


After the car hit the tow truck driver, it was then hit by a box truck, Peele said.


The driver of the Chevy suffered minor injuries and the box truck driver was not hurt, Peele said.




BREAKING NEWS: Tow truck driver hit by passing car, seriously injured on Route 287

A tow truck driver was struck by a passing car Wednesday afternoon while he attempted to clear the scene of a previous accident on Route 287.


The man was hooking a car up to the back of his pick up truck when he hit by the car at 1:44 p.m. in the southbound outer roadway near mile marker 18 in Bridgewater, New Jersey State Police Lt. Ted Schafer said.


It was not clear Wednesday afternoon if the driver of the car that him remained on the scene.




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