One person died after a motor vehicle accident on Route 80 in Montville early Thursday morning, authorities said.
** UPDATE: A New York man who was pulled over in a motor vehicle stop on Route 80 early Thursday morning was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer when he ran into oncoming traffic after being asked to get out of his car by a Montville police officer **
The 2 a.m. westbound crash closed the right and center lanes of the highway before rush hour, the state's department of transportation said.
The Daily Record reported the fatality as a pedestrian.
No further information was available as of 10 a.m.
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