N.J. State Police trooper killed in Howell during search
HOWELL TOWNSHIP -- A State Police trooper was seriously injured in a motor vehicle incident this morning on Interstate 195 while searching for two occupants of an abandoned car, the State Police said.
The trooper was identified as Marc Castellano, according to Gov. Chris Christie, who visited the injured officer in the hospital. Castellano was struck by a car, according to media reports.
"Anyone within the sound of my voice, please send your prayers to Castellano," Christie said during a stop in Mahwah. Castellano, 29, is married with two young children, according to the governor's office.
He was injured at 10 a.m., on Interstate 195 West, at the Exit 31 ramp in Howell Township, State Police Capt. Gerald Lewis said in a statement.
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