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1 dead, 5 injured in head-on crash in Warren County

UPDATE: Driver ID’d in fatal head-on crash in Warren County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – One person was killed and five others were hurt Sunday night in a head-on crash on Route 46 in Liberty Township, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Lawrence Peele said.

The crash happened at around 11:06 p.m. on Route 46 in the area of mile marker 13.6, Peele said.

A preliminary investigation revealed, that a Dodge Ram pickup was traveling westbound on Route 46 and a GMC Sierra towing a Coachmen Camper was traveling eastbound on Route 46. The Dodge crossed over into the eastbound lanes and struck the GMC head-on causing fatal injuries to the driver of the Dodge, Peele said.

The front seat passenger in the Dodge, the driver, front passenger and the left rear passenger in the GMC all suffered serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The right rear passenger of the GMC sustained non-life threatening injuries, Peele said.

Route 46 was closed for approximately 5 hours, Peele said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Peele said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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