UPPER DEERFIELD — The driver of a pickup truck who ignored a stop sign is responsible for a crash that killed one person and injured sixteen others, state police say.
Authorities are reporting the collision between two vehicles Friday evening around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Route 612 and NJ-77 in Upper Deerfield.
Police say a Chevy Express 3500 pickup truck with 16 passengers failed to stop at a stop sign while traveling west on Route 612. As it passed through NJ-77, the pickup truck collided with a Nissan Maxima.
Rey Cornelio Diaz, 35, was then sitting in the front passenger seat of the van. He was partially ejected and killed, police said.
Authorities said the driver of the Nissan and the 15 other passengers were taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries. They are all expected to survive.
The driver of the van, who was not injured, has not yet been identified, except that he is 29 years old. No charges have been filed.
Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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