Oct 24, 2016, 11:39 pmOct 24, 2016, 11:39 pm

Man dead, 2 children hurt after jump from Wanaque bridge

Police say man jumped from overpass near Exit 55 into wooded area near Wanaque River

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WANAQUE — A man is dead after he jumped off a bridge on I-287 with his two children. Police say the children were injured but survived.

State police say the man jumped from an overpass into a wooded area near the Wanaque River on Monday night.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. His two children were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say they found the man's car near the bridge.

It's unclear why he jumped. The investigation is ongoing.

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