Victim identified in deadly crash on I-78 in Warren County

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Warren County) – New Jersey State Police have identified the victim in Fridays deadly crash on Interstate 78 in Warren County.

Sarah Azaktivuc, 49, of McCaysville, Ga. was a passenger in a pickup truck that rolled over multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Frank Azaktivuc, 58, was the driver and suffered serious but non life threatening injuries, state police said.

Perryville Station Troopers responded at 10:53 a.m. on Friday to a three vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of I-78 at milepost 4.4 in Greenwich Township, state police said.

According to State Police, a Ford Fusion was in the left-center lane and collided with Azaktivuc’s pickup truck, which was in the left lane towing a motorcycle trailer, state police said.

Azaktivuc’s pickup lost control, rolled over and struck the cab of a New Jersey Department of Transportation work truck, state police said.

Frank Azaktivuc was airlifted to St Luke’s University in Fountain Hill. As of Sunday morning, Azaktivuc was listed in satisfactory condition, according to Steve Andrews from St. Luke’s University Health Network.

One DOT worker was treated for minor injuries. The two adults and one child in the Ford Fusion, who hit a crash attenuator at the rear of the DOT truck, were not seriously injured, state police said.

The crash and subsequent response shut down most eastbound lanes for a couple of hours, causing major delays and miles of traffic delays in the vicinity, state police said.

State Police Fatal Accident and Crime Scene Investigation Units continue to assist station personnel with the crash investigation.

By: Jay Edwards
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