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Off-Duty New Jersey Trooper Dies in Pennsylvania Crash

An off-duty New Jersey state police trooper has been killed in a crash in Pennsylvania.

Authorities say 30-year-old Brian McNally, of Bedminster, was alone in a vehicle that was eastbound on Interstate 78 in Greenwich, Berks County when the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

As he approached slowing traffic near a construction zone, authorities say McNally moved from the left lane into the right before rear-ending a tractor-trailer. His vehicle and the rear of the trailer caught fire, and McNally was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The truck driver was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Authorities say McNally served in the Marine Corps reserve and was on his way home from weekend duty. He was stationed at the state police's Washington barracks in Warren County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff in McNally's memory.

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