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Sep 24, 2021

Atlantic Highlands Truck Driver Killed in Accident on Route 287

A Monmouth County resident who was working as a truck driver was killed in a crash on Route 287, New Jersey State Police announced.

On Friday morning, Jose Velez-Procel, 54, of Atlantic Highlands, was driving south on Route 287 in Bergen County when his truck veered off the right side of the highway.

The truck then struck a guardrail, causing the front portion of the vehicle he was in to separate from the trailer.

The cab then fell off the highway overpass and onto Skyline Drive in Oakland, police said.

Velez-Procel was pronounced dead at the scene.