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.