MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities say several people were treated for injuries following a multivehicle crash on Route 206 in Mount Olive Township Monday evening.
The crash happened at 4:31 p.m. at the intersection of Route 206 and Oakwood Drive North, police said.
The initial police investigation determined that a 2006 Toyota Scion with three occupants and a 2010 Hyundai Elantra with one occupant were stopped on Route 206 South, waiting to turn left onto Oakwood Drive North. A tractor-trailer travelling Route 206 South allegedly passed the stopped vehicles on the right shoulder of the highway, striking both vehicles and the guardrail, police said.
The tractor-trailer then crossed over both lanes of Route 206 North striking a 2017 Infinity with two occupants and a 2012 Kia with one occupant before coming to rest on a utility pole, police said.
All occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash required various levels of medical attention, police said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer has been issued summonses for following too closely, careless driving, actions on a steep grade, failure to maintain a lane, and failure to show name and location of business on a commercial vehicle.
Police didn’t release the names of the individuals who were involved in the crash.
Route 206 was closed between Flanders-Netcong Road and Drakesdale for approximately 4 hours as JCP&L crews and Bill’s Service Center assisted with the accident clean up, police said.
Assisting at the scene were Flanders and Budd Lake Fire and EMS, Atlantic EMS, Roxbury and Netcong EMS, St. Clare’s Paramedics, NJ Department of Transportation and Roxbury Police.
The crash remains under investigation.