Deadly Head-On Crash Under Investigation in Union

Union Police officials have confirmed a fatality in a four-car crash that occurred on Wednesday evening in the Township.

According to a preliminary report from police, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Union Emergency responders rushed to the intersection of Morris and Liberty avenues to investigate reports of a crash with injuries.

Police say that one of the four involved drivers, a 60-year-old woman from North Plainfield, was rushed to Summit Overlook Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The other three drivers were not injured in the crash.

According to Sergeant Juan Vargas, a Honda Accord being operated by the 60-year-old female began crossing onto oncoming traffic, sideswiping one vehicle, crashing head-on with another vehicle, which was then pushed back into the fourth vehicle.

As a result of the accident, the roadway was shut down for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted. This closure caused extensive delays on Morris Avenue in both directions.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Officer M. Penetra, the lead investigator who can be reached at (908) 851-5072.

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