Saturday, June 1, 2013
A crash on Route 78 in Bedminster left one person dead after a two-car accident.
One person was killed and four people were injured Saturday morning after a two-car crash on Route 78 West in Bedminster, according to NJ.com. The crash occurred at 11:06 a.m. on Route 78 West, just east of Exit 26 and near Rattlesnake Bridge Road, NJ.com reported. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, New Jersey State Police officials said. Police did not release the name of the person killed or the other people involved in the accident.
Monday, November 26, 2012
20-year-old woman killed in I-78 crash identified as Florida resident.
State police in Trenton say an investigation continues into the one-car crash along Interstate 78 early Thanksgiving morning that killed a Somerville mother, injured her two sons, and killed another woman from Florida. The two brothers remained hospitalized on Monday. One of the women who died, Natasha Melendez, 20, was identified by state police Public Information Officer Sgt. Adam Grossman as being a resident of Green Acres, Fla. On Monday, Grossman said the circumstances of the accident, which also killed Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville, are still being actively investigated by state police, including troopers from the Somerville barracks and the fatal accident investigation unit, and also by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Two women dead after vehicle left roadway, crashed into trees along I-78 in Bernards, police say.
Two women were killed when the vehicle they were in ran off the roadway and struck trees on Interstate 78 in Bernards Township early Thursday morning, State Police said. Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville, and Natasha Melendez, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. State Police did not immediately know where Melendez resided. According to Grossman, Davante Gordon, 20, of Somerville, was driving westbound when he lost control of his Nissan Maxima, near mile marker 33.8, ran off the left side of the road and hit two trees at about 2:30 a.m. According to Grossman, the front-seat passenger, Melendez, was ejected from the car. Gordon was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center with critical injuries, …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Jan. 18 closing of Route 202 was first opportunity to try local reverse 9-1-1 system
Following a year with two major storms and widespread power outages, the Bernardsville police department has launched an emergency alert system, based on reverse 9-1-1 calls, and was given an opportunity to try out the new system in recent weeks. Following a major accident on Jan. 18 along Route 202 that killed the driver of a cement truck and injured two drivers in passenger vehicles, the Bernardsville police department's Office of Emergency Management used the new Community Emergency Notification System to keep residents informed and updated about the local emergency, Bernardsville police said. The new reverse 9-1-1 calling system was used to notify residents that Route 202 would be closed for more seven hours due to the serious motor …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Circumstances of accident remain under investigation by county, state and Bernardsville investigators.
Bernardsville police said a fatal accident involving a cement truck and two cars last week that keep Route 202 closed for eight hours remains under investigation by local, county and state agencies, while a 24-year-old Bedminster woman who was driving one of the cars remained hospitalized on Thursday. The woman still in the hospital was identified as Gina Barbara, 24, who had been driving a 2011 Volkwagen Jetta at the time of the three-way crash on Jan. 18 on Route 202 at the intersection with Whitenack Road, said Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine. The other survivor in the accident has been named as Melinda Judd, 53, of Bedminster, who had been driving a 2006 Toyota in the crash, the chief said. The fatal accident at 10 a.m. last…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Bernardsville police say accident at Whitenack Road and Route 202 remains under investigation.
The driver of a cement truck who was involved in Wednesday morning's three-vehicle collision on Route 202 at Whitenack Road in Bernardsville died later that afternoon at Morristown Medical Center, as investigators continued what has become a fatal accident investigation, said Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine. Bernardsville Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team continue to investigate the motor vehicle accident reported to local police at 10:04 a.m. on Wednesday, Valentine said. Route 202 and Whitenack Road to the Bernards Township border remained closed while police were the scene conducting an investigation. The accident involved three vehicles, including a …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Accident near Bernards border results in fatal injuries, police say.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Update: Warren resident Steven Treich, 54, died Friday after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Liberty Corner Road, hitting a tree and overturning at 5:14 p.m. Initial reports placed the accident at Liberty Corner and Mountainview roads. First responders from Warren and Watchung fire departments, the Warren First Aid Squad and Somerset Medical Center's Mobile Intensive Care Unit responded to the scene, where Treich was unresponsive and trapped inside the vehicle. After he was extricated, he was flown to SMC by Medivac helicopter from a landing site at the Pingry School, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said. Original story: The Warren Township Police Department confirmed on Friday evening that a motor vehicle was …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is followed by two deaths that are on the minds of many in our community.
This week's planned topic for the Moms (and Dads) Talk Q&A was knocked off the page by an event Monday that has been on the minds of many township residents. Two Basking Ridge residents who graduated from Ridge High School, Kevin Herron and Thomas Ekberg, were killed in a tragic car accident on Route 287 on Monday afternoon. Certainly, all of our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of these two young men. But for those of us who are parents, we also feel a tremor of fear just thinking about the young drivers, or drivers-to-be in our household. One of the scariest moments of being a parent is handing over those car keys. Fender benders (and a new driver who came home from getting his learners' permit and drove straight into my …
Police still investigating fatal crash that killed Kevin Herron and Thomas Ekberg, who both had attended Ridge High School.
State police confirmed the identity of a second Basking Ridge man as Thomas Ekberg, 20, as being the passenger in a double-fatal accident late Monday afternoon on Route 287 that also killed the driver, Kevin Herron. Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett confirmed reports by residents that both men were 2010 Ridge graduates. A funeral mass for Herron is planned for Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Basking Ridge, according to a spokeswoman for Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, which is handling funeral arrangements. Visiting hours are scheduled for Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., also at St. James Church, according to the funeral home. Herron was the driver and Ekberg was the only other occupant of a 1993 Infiniti when …