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One dead following crash on Route 206 in Mount Olive Twp.

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Flanders man died after a crash Thursday morning in Mount Olive Township.

The crash happened at 10:50 a.m. on Route 206 in the Flanders section of the township.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Frank Iaconio Jr, 34, was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 206 northbound from a residence located on the southbound side of Route 206, police said.

A 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by John Maulbeck, 56, of Flanders was traveling south when Iaconio’s vehicle crossed into his lane of travel at which time the Tahoe struck the Cavalier on the driver’s side, police said.

Iaconio was flown to Morristown Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Maulbeck was not injured, police said.

The Mount Olive Police Department is investigating the crash with the assistance of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Section, the Flanders Fire Department, and the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal’s Office. The New Jersey Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Team also assisted during the investigation.

Route 206 was closed in both directions between Main Street and Flanders Bartley Road for approximately 2 hours for the investigation.

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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