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Fatal Crash in Sussex County Under Investigation


By: Najla Alexander

NJ AG authorities announced officials are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Monday, May 27, in Franklin Borough, in Sussex County.AdAccording to the preliminary investigation, an on-duty Franklin police officer operating a department vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle near the intersection of State Route 23 and Walsh Road.

The crash occurred at approximately 10:41 a.m., officials stated. 

Officials said a female passenger in the civilian vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities say the male driver of the civilian vehicle was treated and released.

The involved officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials. 

The female civilian passenger was pronounced deceased at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and officials say no identities are being released at this time.

AdOfficials said the investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time.