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61-year-old woman killed after fiery crash in Sussex County, cops say

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A 61-year-old Andover Township woman was killed after a fiery crash in Andover Township Saturday morning.

On November 26, at 7:48 a.m., police a received a call of a vehicle which had veered off the road and into the woods near the intersection of Stickles Pond Road and Yates Avenue, police said.

Upon arrival officers observed the vehicle to be on fire with an occupant still in the vehicle. Officers forced entry into the vehicle due to the windows and doors being secured, police said.

Upon breaking the window and unlocking the door, the two officers with assistance from two bystanders removed the victim to a safe area where officers began to administer CPR, police said.

The victim was transported to Newton Medical Center and later pronounced dead, police said.

The two officers suffered smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. They were treated and released from Newton Medical Center, police said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, police said.

The Andover Township Fire Department, Newton EMS, Andover Borough Fire Department, Newton Police Department and St. Clare’s ALS assisted at the scene.

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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