State Police say the driver of a car died after the vehicle slammed into a tree in the center median on the Garden State Parkway in Middletown.
The victim's name has not yet been released.
Tuesday morning's crash closed the northbound express lanes, creating a 13-mile traffic backup and causing delays for motorists.
State Trooper Jeff Flynn tells the Asbury Park Press it's unclear if weather played a role in the crash. Flynn also says there was debris from a dead deer in the road and it's not clear if the motorist had swerved to try to avoid it.