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(CRANBURY, N.J.) — A man was fatally shot by New Jersey State Police troopers Thursday at a rest stop along the New Jersey Turnpike, ABC affiliate WABC reported.

Citing the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, WABC reported that troopers shot the unidentified man around 2:45 p.m. during an investigation at the Molly Pitcher Service Area in Cranbury, located about an hour southwest of New York City.

The man, who died at the scene, was shot while inside a pickup truck.

The vehicle appeared to have crashed into a concrete barrier, according to WABC.

No troopers were injured.

The circumstances which prompted the shooting remain unclear.

The New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office is leading the investigation.

BREAKING: Trooper-involved shooting @NJTurnpike Molly Pitcher Service Area. Motorist dead; trooper uninjured. Circumstances not yet clear. pic.twitter.com/8IeCNCFmb9

— N. J. Burkett (@njburkett7) March 30, 2017

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