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Lakeland Regional High School Students Killed in Ringwood Head-on Car Crash


Passaic County officials announced that at approximately 3:15 p.m., on Wednesday, police responded to Greenwood Lake Turnpike north of Skyline Drive in the Borough of Ringwood, in response to a head-on motor vehicle collision.

According to officials, a 1999 Toyota Corolla, being operated by Mr. Victor Weinpel, 19, Wanaque, hit the guardrail, then lost control of the vehicle crossing into the opposite lane, striking a 2014 Chevy E250 van head-on.

Police say Mr. Weinpel, and his passenger, a 17-year-old male from West Milford, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chevy van was being operated by a 64-years-old of Ringwood who was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Ringwood Borough Police Department Traffic Division at 973-962-7017.