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NJ state trooper, prisoner injured after head-on crash in Sussex County

FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A New Jersey state trooper and a prisoner were injured after being involved in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon, New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The crash happened at around 3:27 p.m. on Route 206 in the area of milepost 110 in Frankford Township, Curry said.

Based on a preliminary police investigation, a trooper was driving a marked Sate Police vehicle southbound on Route 206, while transporting a prisoner, when a Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound made a left turn in front of the troop car, which resulted in a head-on collision, Curry said.

The trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Morristown Medical Center. The prisoner suffered minor injuries and was transported to Newton Hospital and later released. The driver of the Hyundai reported no injuries, Curry said.

The names of the individuals involved in the crash were not released.

“The crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information available at this time,” Curry said.

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