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1 driver dies after 3-vehicle crash in Warren County: Report

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An 86-year-old Washington woman died after a three-vehicle crash in Warren County Sunday afternoon, according to a report from

The crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Route 31 and Rymon Road in Washington Township.

Rita Aurenzi was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hunterdon Medical Center paramedics, Washington Township Police Lieutenant John Kaufmann told the news outlet.

Aurenzi was driving a silver 2007 Ford Taurus that collided with a silver 2021 Nissan Rogue, driven by a 27-year-old woman from Ringoes section of East Amwell Township, and a black 2021 Ford Explorer driven by a 47-year-old woman from the Stewartsville section of Greenwich Township woman, Kaufmann told the news outlet.

The Taurus was struck on the driver’s side, the Rogue had heavy front-end damage and the Explorer had minor damage. The Taurus ended up off the side of Route 31, while the Rogue stopped in the middle of the intersection, according to

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment of shoulder, arm and leg pain, Kaufmann said. The driver of the Explorer was treated at the scene and released, Kaufmann told the news outlet.

The cause and manner of Aurenzi’s death will be determined by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to

The crash remains under investigation, police told the news outlet.

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