Fatal accident in Old Bridge closes lanes on Route 9

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Police are investigating a fatal accident in Old Bridge.

Officials say a 49-year-old white male from Jackson died in the accident, which happened around 3:30 a.m.

According to police, the victim was driving a Nissan Sentra and rear-ended a tractor trailer that was traveling northbound at Route 9.

When the vehicle hit the tractor-trailer, it spun out of control, crossed over the median, and wound up in the southbound lanes, according to police.

Lanes were closed on Route 9 between Old Mill and Perrine roads, but have since reopened.

The truck driver was uninjured, and no charges are pending at this time.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

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