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Mansfield Twp, NJ – Passenger Killed in Fatal Accident on NJ-57

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February 6, 2022

Mansfield Township, NJ (February 6, 2022) – Early Sunday morning, February 6, a passenger was killed in a fatal accident in Mansfield Township.

According to officials, the accident happened around 2 a.m. at 600 New Jersey 57. Police confirmed that a 27-year-old male was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck in the area when he started to try and pass several vehicles at a high rate of speed. He lost control, causing his truck to go airborne. The vehicle crashed into the second floor of a home in the area. Police confirmed that the truck landed in a bedroom of the home. The driver was ejected from the truck and was found on the first floor of the home.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the vehicle received minor injuries and was hospitalized. However, his 24-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman in her bed was critically injured and rushed to Morristown Hospital by medical helicopter.

The driver of the pickup truck is currently facing charges. These include aggravated manslaughter, death by auto, and DUI.

The roadway was closed down completely for several hours as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in New Jersey 

Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of New Jersey. These accidents can range from minor to incredibly severe in nature. Hundreds of people lose their lives every year as a result of fatal accidents. In one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 741 people were killed in fatal car accidents within the state. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are engaged in reckless acts. If you have lost someone you love, you and your family should speak with an attorney that you can trust.

Losing somebody you love in a fatal accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should speak with a Mansfield Township car accident lawyer who has handled claims like these in the past. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. It is crucial that you speak with a Mansfield Township wrongful death attorney as soon as possible following your accident.

Mansfield Township Wrongful Death Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal crash can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

You should never have to stand alone after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Mansfield Township at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.