A Chrysler passenger car was heading east when it was struck by a westbound Chevy Silverado near mile post 13.5 in Newark around 4 a.m., NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan said.
A Nissan Juke -- traveling behind the Chrysler -- struck the Chrysler and then the front of the Chevy struck the Nissan, Marchan said.
The Chrysler and Nissan struck the right concrete curb.
The Chrysler driver, Jerome C. Branham, died in the crash.
The Chevy driver, a 21-year-old from Kinnelon, suffered moderate injuries while the driver and passenger of the Nissan suffered moderate injuries.
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