It has been eight years since the tragic death of State Trooper Marc Castellano, and Governor Phil Murphy formally renamed the portion of Interstate 195 that runs through Howell after him.

Approximately seven miles of I-195 have been renamed the "State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway".

Castellano was on duty on in June of 2010, responding to a call that an armed man might be in the woods near the highway. He was standing near his patrol car when he was struck by a passing motorist.

The accident led to NJ's "Move Over Law", requiring drivers to shift lanes to the left for pulled-over emergency vehicles.

In a release, Governor Murphy said

Committed to the service of others, Marc perfectly exemplified our New Jersey values; he was courageous, selfless and a true patriot. The loss of Trooper Castellano is yet another reminder of the bravery our law enforcement officers demonstrate each and every day, and this commemoration will ensure that Trooper Castellano’s sacrifice to give his life while protecting the public will never be forgotten."

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