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Driver flown to hospital after single-vehicle crash in Morris County

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Pennsylvania man was flown to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Rockaway Township, according New Jersey State Police spokesperson Charles Marchan said.

The crash happened at 3:02 p.m. on Interstate 80 west at exit 35A in Rockaway Township, Marchan said.

Based on a preliminary police investigation, a silver Dodge Ram while exiting I-80 at exit 35A struck a guardrail, traveled up an embankment impacting a light pole. The vehicle then traveled over Mount Hope Avenue  and over a guardrail, Marchan said.

The driver, who was identified as George L. Rodriguez, 51, of Slatington, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital, Marchan 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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