VINELAND — A 41-year-old local man died Friday after hitting a tree in the median of Route 55, State Police said.

State Police said Frank Rustici was heading north on Route 55 when he drifted in the median at milepost 28 at around 3:30 p.m.

Rustici’s car began to spin, finally coming to a stop when the driver side struck a tree, they said.

State Police said Rustici was taken to Inspira Medical Center Vineland, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police said they do not believe the accident was weather related.

Thomas Barlas

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