WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – One person was killed and two others were injured after a pickup truck went airborne and smashed into the second-floor bedroom of a home on Route 57 in Warren County early Sunday morning, according to a report from lehighvalleylive.com.
The crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Route 57 in Washington Township.
John Nunn, 27, of Washington Borough, was heading east when he attempted to pass two other vehicles and lost control, hitting a mailbox and a stone pillar as the pickup careened into the house, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer told the news outlet.
Nunn was thrown from the vehicle during the crash and found in the first floor suffering from minor injuries, Pfieffer told the news outlet said.
A passenger, Tyler Balog, 24, of Washington Borough, was pronounced dead at the scene, the prosecutor told the news outlet.
One of homeowners, a woman, was in the bedroom and was flown to Morristown Medical Center where she was in critical condition on Sunday morning. The other homeowner, a man, was not the bedroom at the time and was not hurt but was taken to Hackettstown Medical Center as a precaution, Pfeiffer told the news outlet.
The prosecutor told lehighvalleylive.com that the two men in the vehicle, Nunn and Balog, had stopped at a Washington-area bar but that Nunn wasn’t served because he was already intoxicated. He said they were likely going to someone’s home.
The driver may face serious charges as speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash, Pfeiffer told lehighvalleylive.com. Pfeiffer described it as “one of the worst crash scenes that we’ve ever seen.”
The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case for charges.