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Driver critical after colliding with tractor-trailer in Lopatcong Twp.

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The driver of a vehicle is in critical condition at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus following a crash Saturday morning in Lopatcong Township.

The crash happened at 8:07 a.m. on Strykers Road near the Greenwich Township border, police said.

Upon police arrival, it was discovered that a 2010 Kia Soul, driven by Amanda Lazorchak, 20, of Phillipsburg, had struck the rear set of trailer tires on a passing tractor-trailer, driven by Willem Postma, 72, of Belvidere. There were no passengers in either vehicle, police said.

Lazorchak sustained serious injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was flown to St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus where she remained in critical condition, police said.

Postma was not injured in the crash, police said.

Police didn’t say if any charges have been filed.

Assisting at the scene was Pohatcong Township Police, Greenwich Township Police, Greenwich Township Emergency Squad, Lopatcong Fire Department, Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Company, Stewartsville Fire Company, Lopatcong Emergency Squad, Hunterdon Medical Center MICU Paramedic Unit, Warren County Prosecutors Office S.C.A.R.T and New Jersey State Police.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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