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Family of fatal Warren County crash victim hires attorney

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The family of a woman killed in a head-on collision with a dump truck earlier this month in Warren County has retained injury firm Morgan & Morgan law firm.

The crash happened on Thursday, August 4, at around 10:50 a.m. on County Route 521 near Dogwood Drive in Hope Township, New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Kenworth dump truck was traveling northbound on County Route 521, a Grumman Allied LLV U.S. Mail vehicle was traveling southbound and a Honda CRV, driven by Mary Ann Boatman, 69, of Great Meadows, was behind the U.S. Mail vehicle, Curry said.

The Kenworth dump then truck crossed the double yellow line, sideswiped the U.S. Mail vehicle and continued northbound before hitting the Honda head-on, Curry said.

Boatman suffered fatal injuries, the driver of the U.S. Mail vehicle was not injured and the driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries, Curry said.

“Ms. Boatman was a caring and compassionate woman and a pillar of light in her community. She volunteered at her church and would go out of her way to help anyone who needed it, from her closest friends and family members to complete strangers. The companies and drivers that use heavy vehicles like dump trucks have a critical responsibility to operate them safely. We will work tirelessly in Ms. Boatman’s memory to determine who is responsible for her death so we can hold them accountable and achieve justice and closure for her family,” Boatman’s attorneys John Morgan and Ryan Lang 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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