CLIFTON — A special needs teacher was killed in a crash on the Garden State Parkway on Sunday.

State Police spokesman Trooper Alejandro Goez said Jessica Munoz, 30, of Rahway was driving her Nissan Cube northbound on the Parkway around 10:40 a.m. when she hit a guardrail on the right side of the highway and then crossed all lanes road hitting a concrete barrier on the left side of the road.

Goez said Munoz was the only person in her vehicle and the crash remained under investigation as to what caused her to lose control.

Photos of the crash posted by RLS Metro Breaking News showed damage to several other vehicles.

Her Linkedin account said she started as a teacher at the Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle in September after two years at the Rafael Hernandez School in Newark. She graduated from Montclair State in 2016.


A message for interim Roselle school superintendent James Baker was not immediately returned.

State Police told New Jersey 101.5 they responded to 251 crashes from the start of Saturday through noon Sunday, the approximate time of this weekend's winter storm. Munoz's crash was the only fatal incident during that time. Goez said that the role weather and road conditions played a role in her crash also remained under invesigation.


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