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2 people flown to a hospital after crash on I-78 in Hunterdon County

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Two people were flown to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 78 in Hunterdon County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Detective Jeffrey Lebron.

The crash happened on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5:16 p.m. on Interstate 78 eastbound at milepost 22 in Clinton Township, Lebron said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a BMW, driven by Jack Pirone, 39, of South Bound Brook, and a Chevrolet pulling a trailer and a tractor-trailer were traveling westbound when the BMW struck the rear of the Chevrolet’s trailer causing the Chevrolet to strike the side of the tractor-trailer, Lebron said.

The Chevrolet and the tractor-trailer ran off the road right and struck several trees. The BMW ran off the roadway to the left and into the grass center median, Lebron said.

As a result of the crash, Pirone and a passenger of the Chevrolet, Dixer Noel Arana Rodriguez, 31, of Easton, P.A. suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to an area hospital, Lebron said.

The crash remains under investigation and no further details were available, Lebron 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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