A New Jersey man survived a car crash early Monday, only to be killed while trying to cross the highway on foot, police said.
New Jersey State Police said 21-year-old Luis Sarmiento was found dead around 12:45 a.m. after he had been struck by two vehicles on the Garden State Parkway.
About 25 minutes earlier, Sarmiento had been involved in a two-vehicle accident on the northbound side of the parkway about a half mile from where he was killed, police said.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that Sarmiento left his car shortly after the accident and climbed over the center median to try to run across the southbound lane.
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