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Plainfield Woman Identified as Fatality in Mount Olive Crash

By kcora on
Mount Olive

Authorities have identified the Plainfield woman killed in a head-on crash that also injured three others on Route 206 Friday.

Police responded to Route 206 near Hermanne Drive sometime around 6:15 a.m. for a report of a crash.

Upon arrival, police determined a 2007 Nissan Sentra driven by Jennifer Peralta-Perez, 25, of Plainfield, was traveling north on Route 206 when she apparently lost control, drove into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a 2004 Saturn Vue.

The driver of the Nissan, Peralta-Perez and the driver of the Saturn Edward Wintermute, 47, of Newton, were extricated and transported to Morristown Medical Center with injuries.

The passenger in the Nissan - later identified as Elida Perez Morel, 45, of Plainfield, was pronounced dead.

The passenger in the Saturn - laters identified as Maria Santos, 61, of Succasunna - was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, ice appears to have been a factor in the crash. Adding that all occupants in both vehicles appear to have been wearing seat belts.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.