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Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino Killed in Route 78 Vehicle Collision

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Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino. Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Officer Matthew Tarentino has died as a result of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle car crash that occurred at 6:20 a,m. this morning on Interstate 78 in Bernards.

Tarentino, 29, was traveling to work in Summit when a westbound car crossed over the Interstate 78 median and struck two eastbound vehicles. Two others were injured in the accident and transported to Morristown Hospital.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

This is a developing story. More details will be forthcoming as they are made available. 

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