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.