Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale announced that the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lebanon Township Police Department continue the investigation into a multi- vehicle accident that occurred south of the Route 31 and Cregar Road intersection.
Prosecutor Kearns says the motor vehicle accident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. last night. The incident involved five vehicles, which included a tractor trailer.
According to preliminary reports, the tractor trailer was heading southbound on Route 31 near Cregar Road when it struck two vehicles. The tractor trailer flipped on its side and continued across the northbound lane striking two additional vehicles.
Officials say two people were transported by helicopter to Morristown Hospital and two victims were transported by ambulance to Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment.
The roadway was shut down until approximately midnight while crews worked to clear the vehicles and debris from the roadway.
Responding agencies included, Lebanon Township Police Department, Clinton Township Police Department, Lebanon Township Fire Department, High Bridge Fire Department, High Bridge Rescue Squad, Annandale Fire Department, Clinton First Aid and Rescue, and Hunterdon Medical Center MICU.
Personnel from Central Jersey Power and Light responded to the scene to repair damage to a power line.
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