NJ cop on way to work killed in crash

- A New Jersey police officer on his way to work was killed in a three-car crash on Interstate 78 Tuesday morning.

The Summit Police Department identified the officer as Matthew Tarentino, 29.  He is a married father of two and was expecting a third child with his wife, according to NJ.com.

Tarentino was reportedly driving eastbound when a car from the westbound lanes crossed the median into oncoming traffic and hit Tarentino's car and another vehicle. 

The Summit Police Department announced the officer's death on Facebook:

"With great sadness, the City of Summit Police Department announces the death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino at 6:20AM this morning in a multi-vehicle car crash on Interstate 78 in Bernards, Additional information will be provided by the New Jersey State Police and the City of Summit as it becomes available."

All lanes were closed after the crash scene at mile marker 33 for a police investigation.

There were no other injuries in the multi-vehicle crash.

With the Associated Press

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