According to law enforcement, the fatal car accident occurred a short time before 7:00 p.m. The victim was driving her 2012 Honda along Mount Hope Avenue, just in front of the local TD Bank, when she was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a 2014 Mercedes Benz. Rockaway Township police received a distress call about the accident and immediately dispatched patrol officers to the scene of the accident.
When Rockaway NJ police officers got to the area of the crash, they found the victim’s car overturned on its side. The driver was pinned under the vehicle. By the time emergency responders freed the victim from beneath the car, she was already dead.
The victim was a 31-year-old female resident of Mount Tabor, an unincorporated community in Parsippany-Troy Hills. She was reportedly employed as a secretary to the chief of the Morristown Fire Department.
At this time, investigators do not believe that the driver of the other vehicle, a 51-year-old man from Denville NJ, was intoxicated or driving recklessly. As a result, no criminal charges have been filed thus far, nor was the other driver cited for any traffic violations.
If it is eventually determined that the other driver, or anyone else, acted recklessly or negligently in causing the accident, it remains possible that criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter could be forthcoming.
To learn more about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Victim of Rockaway Twp. Fatal ID’d as Fire Department Secretary.”