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Posted Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christopher Kimker, and Jefferson Police Chief Sean Conrad announce an ongoing investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson Township on Saturday morning.Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

At approximately 8:07 a.m. on Saturday, April 25,  Jefferson police were dispatched to Berkshire Valley Road in the area of mile marker 4.4 on a report of a single car crash.

At the scene, they located a 1973 Chevrolet Nova that had crashed into a tree. A male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

The incident is being investigated by the Jefferson Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, with the assistance of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Jefferson Police Department at 973-697-1300.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159