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.