Authorities in Morris County are looking into the official cause of a crash that left a man dead in Flanders on Thursday.
According to preliminary reports, the Mount Olive Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Route 206 in the Flanders section of town.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, operated by Mr. Frank Iaconio Jr, was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 206 northbound from a residence located on the Route 206 southbound side.
According to police, a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, operated by Mr. John Maulbeck, was traveling south when Mr. Iaconio’s vehicle crossed into his lane of travel, at which time the Tahoe struck the Cavalier on the driver’s side.
Police say Mr. Iaconio Jr. was injured as a result of the crash and was transported by Atlantic Air One helicopter to Morristown Medical Center, where he later died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.
The operator of the Tahoe (Mr. John Maulbeck) was uninjured. Police closed Route 206 for approximately 2 hours for the investigation.
The Mount Olive Police Department is investigating the crash with the assistance of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Section; the Flanders Fire Department; and the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal’s Office.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Team also assisted during the investigation. Route 206 was closed in both directions between Main Street and Flanders Bartley .