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UPDATE: Wrong Way Driver Killed After Crashing Head-on With Tanker Truck on NJ Highway

By rlsmetro on
Hampton Township

NJ State Police officials are actively investigating a crash on an NJ highway that killed a man early Saturday morning.

According to Trooper Sargeant Goez, at approximately 3:11 a.m., emergency responders rushed to southbound lanes of NJ-31 near milepost 39.4 in Hampton to investigate reports of a crash. 

Police and EMS arrived and found a severely damaged Chevy Silverado with the driver, Mr. Gennaro Sirianni, 54, from  Belvidere suffering fatal injuries. 

Sergeant Goez said a preliminary investigation indicated that Sirianni was driving northbound in the southbound lanes before colliding with the truck. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.   

According to Sergeant Goez, the tanker truck driver, a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident was not injured.  Investigators are continuing to look into how Sirianni drove the wrong way on the highway.