Update on Fatality as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident in Washington Township

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Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Washington Township Police Chief Michael Bailey announce the conclusion of the criminal investigation into the Saturday, April 18 motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a sixty eight year old male on West Mill Road in Washington Township.

On April 18, 2015 at 5:28 p.m., Washington Township Police received a 911 call of a motor vehicle crash in the area of 338 West Mill Road.  A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette was struck by a 2013 Lexus SUV.  The sole occupant of the Corvette, a 68 years old male, was injured and died as a result of his injuries.

The investigation revealed that the 1961 Corvette was travelling West on West Mill Road.  Also during this time a 2013 Lexus RX was traveling East on West Mill Road. The Lexus crossed over the center double line for unknown reasons striking the Corvette head-on, causing the fatal injuries to the sole occupant of the Corvette.

After a thorough investigation by law enforcement, and in coordination with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police Forensics Laboratory, no evidence of criminal conduct was found on the part of the driver of the Lexus.  Analysis of the driver’s blood did not reveal the presence of any substance that would have impaired one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.  As such, no criminal charges are forthcoming arising out of this incident.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Police Chief Michael Bailey and the Washington Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, for their collective assistance in this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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