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VIDEO: Hopatcong officers rescue driver, dog from car after rollover crash

HOPATCONG BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Police rescued a man and his dog trapped in a car after a crash in Hopatcong Borough.

On Aug.12, Officers Gerald Mancuso, Mathew Kondreck, and Daniel Campione responded to Nariticong Avenue and Beacon Road for a rollover crash with entrapment and a smoke condition, police said.

As the officers arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the engine compartment. Ptl. Mancuso was able to cut the driver free and remove him from the vehicle The officers worked together and carried the driver to safety, police said.

The three officers were also able to remove the driver’s dog without harm, 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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