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UPDATE: Driver ID’d in fatal head-on crash in Warren County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The New Jersey State Police have identified the driver of a fatal crash in Liberty Township Sunday night.

State police identified the man as Robert Johnston, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The crash happened at around 11:06 p.m. on Route 46 in the area of mile marker 13.6, state police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed, that a Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Johnston, was traveling westbound on Route 46 and a GMC Sierra towing a Coachmen Camper, driven by a 50-year-old man from Great Meadows, NJ, was traveling eastbound on Route 46. The Dodge crossed over into the eastbound lanes and struck the GMC head-on causing fatal injuries to Johnston, state police said.

A 27-year-old man of Flanders, NJ, who was the front seat passenger in the Dodge, suffered serious injuries, state police said.

The driver and two passengers in the GMC, a 16-year-old girl of Great Meadows and a 16-year-old boy, of Great Meadows suffered serious injuries. Another passenger in the GMC, a 49-year-old woman of Great Meadows, suffered minor injuries, state police said.

Route 46 was closed for approximately 5 hours, state police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, state police 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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