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Highways named for fallen N.J. troopers who wrestled

Two New Jersey state troopers killed in the line of duty in separate traffic accidents who were former wrestlers have been honored by having roads named in their honor.

Sean Cullen and Anthony Raspa were each honored with new road signs on the highways where they died serving the citizens of the Garden State, the Courier-Post reported this week.

Cullen, 31, an NCAA Division III All-American wrestler for Pennsylvania's Lycoming College who was a mat star at Cinnaminson High in New Jersey, was responding to an accident on I-295 near West Deptford, N.J. in March 2016 when struck and killed by another driver.

Cullen left behind a nine-month-old son and a fiancé who was expecting.

Raspa, 24, who wrestled and played football at Bishop Ahr High School, was killed when his patrol car struck a deer on I-195 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County.

Portions of I-295 and I-195 were renamed, respectively, State Trooper Sean E. Cullen Memorial Highway and State Trooper Anthony A. Raspa Memorial Highway through separate pieces of legislation signed in 2017 by then-Gov. Chris Christie.

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