The fatal accident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. on Route 80 West in Parsippany-Troy Hills

A driver was killed Thursday when he crashed into the rear of a truck moving slowly as part of a construction detail on Route 80, authorities said.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes near mile marker 46.6 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to New Jersey State Police.

The victim’s car was headed west when he rear-ended the truck, which was traveling slowly in the right lane as part of a mobile construction detail, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives, Peele said.

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Peele did not know the nature of the construction detail.

State Police did not release information about the registered owner of the construction truck.

The accident resulted in heavy delays during the morning commute as police closed the right and center lanes of Route 80 West.

All lanes reopened at 8 a.m.

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