Part of Route 55 to Be Named After Fallen N.J. State Trooper

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A portion of Route 55 in New Jersey will now be known as State Trooper Frankie L. Williams Memorial Highway now that Governor Chris Christie has given final approval.

The new law allows the commissioner of transportation to designate Milepost 20 to 23 as the State Trooper Frankie L. Williams Memorial Highway in honor of the officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty in an automobile accident last December.

Trooper Williams was responding to a call about a reckless driver on Route 55 when the driver, who was later proven to not be under the influence, crossed the center median and hit the officer head on, killing them both.

Christie signed the bill on Monday, August 7th, after the legislation had passed both the State Senate and Assembly back in the spring without any opposition.

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