Car passenger on NJ Turnpike killed when metal object suddenly flies into windshield

NJ Turnpike
NJ Turnpike

A 39-year-old car passenger was killed in a freak accident on the New Jersey Turnpike when a metal object suddenly smashed into the vehicle’s windshield, authorities say.

Steven Bradshaw of Audubon, NJ, was in the car heading north on the turnpike about 1:20 p.m. Thursday when the unidentified object struck the vehicle’s hood and windshield near mile marker 67 in East Windsor, according to NJ.com.

Bradshaw died at the scene, the NJ State Police told the outlet. The car’s driver wasn’t hurt.

Steven Bradshaw, 39, was killed after a metal object struck the windshield of the car he was riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike last week. NJ Turnpike & Garden State Parkway Commuters / Facebook
Steven Bradshaw, 39, was killed after a metal object struck the windshield of the car he was riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike last week. NJ Turnpike & Garden State Parkway Commuters / Facebook

Authorities said they are still investigating the crash.