Phillipsburg man killed in morning accident on I-78

BETHLEHEM TWP. – A 37-year-old Phillipsburg man has been identified as the victim of Monday morning’s fatal accident on eastbound Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County, State Police confirmed.

Gary Sliker, driving a Ford Focus, struck the back of a tractor-trailer parked on the right shoulder of the expressway near exit 7 (Route 173) at 8:23 a.m.

The Focus stopped underneath the back of the trailer, it was previously reported. Sliker was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. 

The two right lanes of eastbound Interstate 78 were closed following the accident, being …read more

Source: Hunterdon

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