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1 killed in fiery head-on crash in Sussex County

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A person was killed Wednesday in a fiery two-vehicle crash in Sussex County, according to New Jersey State Police Trooper Brandi Slota.

The crash happened at around 6:27 p.m. on County Road 565 southbound at milepost 5.5 in Wantage Township, Slota said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed a Freightliner box truck was traveling south on County Route 565 and a Ford Escape was traveling north, when the Ford crossed over the double yellow center lines and impacted the box truck head-on, Slota said.

The Ford subsequently caught fire and as a result of the crash, the driver sustained fatal injuries, Slota said.

The identification of the victim is pending at this time, Slota 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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