ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown man was killed when the car he was driving was hit head-on by a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 80 in Morris County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.
The crash happened at 7:32 a.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 28.3 in Roxbury Township, Curry said.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Jeep Compass, driven by Francis Merrick, 75, of Tafton, PA, was traveling east in the westbound lane of Interstate 80 when it collided head-on with a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Robert Nardone, 80, of Hackettstown, Curry said.
Merrick suffered serious injuries and Nardone suffered fatal injuries, Curry said.
The crash remains under investigation, Curry said.