WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man is facing several charges after a truck he was driving launched off a landscaping feature and flew through the air, crashing into the second floor of a home where someone was sleeping.
The crash happened on February 6 shortly after 2:00 a.m. in the 600 block of Route 57 in Washington Township.
According to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, just prior to the accident, John Nunn, 27, of Washington Borough passed two cars at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. He then hit a landscaping feature causing his vehicle to go airborne before crashing through the second floor bedroom of a private residence where one of the victims slept.
A passenger, Tyler Balog, 24, of Washington Borough, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Homeowners Tim and Kim Terry were inside when the truck crashed into the second floor. While Tim was no injured, Kim was in critical condition.
The investigation revealed that Nunn’s blood alcohol content was .118 at the time of the blood draw which was at 7:15 a.m. Additionally, he was determined to be driving in excess of 100 miles per hour based on crash data retrieval information downloaded from the vehicle, prosecutor’s office said.
Nunn was charged on March 11 with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree death by auto, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree assault by auto, and fourth-degree assault by auto.
Washington Township Police had previously issued motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and related offenses.
“The Terry family demands justice and that Nunn be held accountable to the full extent of the law,” said Morristown attorney, Scott Leonard who represents the Terry family.
Leonard said, “we have started our own investigation into the crash and ask anyone with additional information to contact our office and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.”
As a result of this devastating crash, the Terry family will never be the same. Kim Terry faces a tremendous battle to overcome her catastrophic injuries, the family home is condemned and must be torn down, and a young man is now dead, Leonard said.
“The Terry family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers from their neighbors and community”, said Leonard.