Diego Guzman and another passenger were thrown from a car that veered off the westbound highway and rolled down an embankment through a bank of trees above Route 19, New Jersey State Police said.
Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and other passenger who was also ejected, both 18, were taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
Paterson police and firefighters also responded.
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