The New Jersey State Police are investigating a crash involving three vehicles that left one man with severe injuries and several others with non-life-threatening injuries earlier this morning in Aberdeen Township.
Based on the preliminary investigation, at 11:02 a.m., Nicholis C. Alfano, 35, of Hazlet, N.J. was driving a 2006 Jeep Cherokee southbound on the Garden State Parkway in the area of milepost 119.4 when he ran off of the roadway to the left, crossed over the grass median, entered the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway where he stuck a 2014 Honda Pilot.
As a result of the collision, debris from the Jeep struck a 2014 Honda Accord in the left lane of the northbound roadway.
Nicholis Alfano sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital. His passenger, James J. Cotugo, 42, of Union Beach, N.J. sustained moderate injuries. The driver of the Honda Pilot, Stephen Roberson, 59, of Union Beach, N.J. sustained mild injuries. His passengers, Nasir Augustin, 11, Lyric P. Augustin, 7, Samir Harding, 8, Harmony G. Browne, 16, Denim Roberson, 13, and Maya Roberson, 13, all of Brooklyn, N.Y. sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Honda Accord reported no injuries.
The northbound express lanes were closed for approximately three hours. This is preliminary information only, and the cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. There is no additional information at this time.