State Agency Director ID'd As Driver, 55, Killed By Motorist Running Red Light On Route 130 State Agency Director ID'd As Driver, 55, Killed By Motorist Running Red Light On Route 130
State Agency Director ID'd As Driver, 55, Killed By Motorist Running Red Light On Route 130 The driver killed in an early-morning crash Wednesday, July 10 on Route 130 in Hamilton has been identified as the director of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI). The agency identified its executive director Chadd W. Lackey as the 55-year-old Voorhees driver who died in the Hamilton crash. Police in their initial report said the crash was caused by a 51-year-old Bordentown woman who allegedly ran a red light at Klockner Road and struck a 2020 Ford Edge SUV heading east around 6 a.m.  Lackey's 44-year-old passenger from Hamilton was left critical. “We are deva…
Details Released In Pre-Holiday Wreck That Jammed Garden State Parkway For Miles Details Released In Pre-Holiday Wreck That Jammed Garden State Parkway For Miles
Details Released In Pre-Holiday Wreck That Jammed Garden State Parkway For Miles Details have been released in a crash that caused serious delays along the Garden State Parkway on one of the busiest travel times of the year. Just before 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, a Honda SUV driven by a 62-year-old Jackson man was heading south in the local lanes while a Toyota SUV driven by a 20-year-old Montville man were both heading south in the express lanes, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. Near milepost 115.9, the Honda veered off the roadway to the left, crossing the grass median between the local and express lanes, Lebron said. The Honda then crossed the expr…
Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway
Pavement Heave Causes Major Traffic Jam On Garden State Parkway Morning rush hour traffic appeared to be moving smoothly on the Garden State Parkway after buckled pavement caused major delays in Toms River. A pavement heave was found on the southbound side near milepost 82.7, the parkway said on Twitter at 5:47 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Emergency repairs forced the right lane to close, causing significant delays during a busy Fourth of July holiday travel week. Heaves can happen when moisture underneath pavement expands during hot weather, especially when temperatures are above 90 degrees, according to AccuWeather. Posted by Scott Binkley o…
Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires
Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires Route 4 has reopened more than 12 hours after a crash downed a pole and live wires in Teaneck, police said. Sometime after 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, a crash took down a pole in the westbound lanes near River Road, local police said. All lanes were closed with traffic getting by in one lane on the eastbound side, police said. At 9:30 p.m., Teaneck police announced the roadway had been reopened and all repairs had been made. Details in the accident were not immediately available.
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding and heavy rain closed roads across New Jersey Saturday, March 23. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest part of the storm may have passed. The flooding, however, has not. In Hasbrouck Heights, where Route 17 was closed, police pulled multiple drivers from their vehicles, Chief Rinke said. Members spent the past several hours rescuing over 20 trapped motorists from their vehicles in Heights and throughout Teterboro. Please avoid all flooded areas and do not attempt to drive through them. Posted by Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department on Saturday, March 23, …
Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (VIDEO) Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (VIDEO)
Florida Man Wanted In NJ Flees Chase On I-81 In PA: State Troopers Say (Video) A Florida man wanted in New Jersey, fleeing from Pennsylvania State Police in Jonestown has caused an "active police incident" on Interstate 81, Trooper Megan Frazer said on Thursday. Jimmy Lee Fancy, 35, of Daytona, FL was wanted on "warrants for firearm violations from New Jersey as well as other active warrants in Pennsylvania," Trooper Frazer stated in a release. The pursuit in PA began in Jonestown in the area of 81 Southbound at mile marker 85 when a trooper saw Fancy committing traffic violations while driving a silver Kia SUV around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 25, as …
Scrooges Slam NJDOT's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting' Scrooges Slam NJDOT's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting'
Scrooges Slam Njdot's Holiday Speed Boards: 'Pure Cringe, Distracting' The New Jersey Department of Transportation was just trying to have some fun.  But alas, haters gonna hate. The NJDOT has been sharing clever (well, they thought) speed signs in the holiday spirit across the state. Even Gov. Murphy got in on the fun, sharing photos of them in a tweet. The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The New Jersey DOT had some fun with its holiday warnings. Twitter via Gov. Phil Murphy The governor's pl…
Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways
Rutgers-Ohio State Weekend Football Game Likely To Cause Delays On NJ Highways There will be a sea of red tying up traffic in New Jersey on Saturday, Nov. 4, as thongs of college football fans are expected to flock to SHI Stadium as Rutgers squares off against top-ranked Ohio State.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in turn, is advising of possible delays before and after the highly-anticipated game in Piscataway, which kicks off at noon. Specifically, the DOT said that there could be heavy traffic on stretches of the New Jersey Turnpike, and on Route 1, Route 18, and Route 287 amid excitement to see the Buckeyes — who were ranked number one in the initia…
Flooding Closes Major Roadways Across NJ, Rescues Under Way (UPDATE) Flooding Closes Major Roadways Across NJ, Rescues Under Way (UPDATE)
Flooding Closes Major Roadways Across NJ, Rescues Under Way (Update) Heavy rain on Friday, Sept. 29 closed major roadways across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency in the late afternoon, as rain continued falling, leaving drivers trapped in flood waters across the state. Dunderhook Road at Paramus Road in Paramus remained closed due to flooding, leading the borough's Office of Emergency Management to urge an evacuation of the area late Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, a crew used a backhoe and a long stick to try and clear branches, leaves and other debris from a Saddle River tributary that runs beneath the road. Dunderhook Road at …
Messy Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 17 In Mahwah (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Messy Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 17 In Mahwah (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Messy Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 17 In Mahwah (Photos, Video) A tractor-trailer hauling garbage tipped over a median on Route 17 Friday morning at what police and commuters say has become an all-too-frequent site for such crashes near the New York State border. The driver was initially entrapped but climbed out on his own after his northbound rig went over the divider near the Route 202 exit at Mountainside Avenue at 8:43 a.m. Sept. 8, Mahwah Police Chief Timothy O'Hara said. He had minor injuries and refused medical attention, the chief said. Traffic quickly thickened on both sides of Route 17. All lanes were very briefly closed while the first re…
Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day
Wrong-Way Crash Closes NJ Turnpike For Hours On Labor Day A wrong-way crash closed a portion of the NJ Turnpike up for hours on Labor Day. The accident happened just before 1:40 a.m. on the northbound side of the Turnpike in Carneys Point, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. A Nissan Sentra was heading south in the northbound lanes when it struck a Nissan Pathfinder and a Hyundai Sonata, not far from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, according to Curry.   Several non-life threatening injuries were reported and three patients were transported to a nearby hospital for those injuries.  The northbound lanes were closed fo…
Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter
Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter Police activity closed the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth early Saturday, Sept. 2. New Jersey's transportation department reported a crash at 6 a.m., the start of one of the busiest travel weekends in the nation. Two westbound lanes were closed for hours. #NYC #TrafficAlert If you're heading to #NewJersey from #StatenIsland at the moment, note all traffic is currently being held at the westbound Goethals Bridge; the Outerbridge Crossing is fine at this time @wcbs880 pic.twitter.com/ir9teqP8Sh — WCBS 880 Traffic & Weather together on the 8s (@wcbs880traffic) September 2, 2023 Police a…
ALL CLEAR: NY State Thruway Approach To TZ Bridge Entirely Reopened ALL CLEAR: NY State Thruway Approach To TZ Bridge Entirely Reopened
ALL Clear: NY State Thruway Approach To TZ Bridge Entirely Reopened UPDATE: The southbound New York State Thruway was entirely reopened by 7 p.m. Thursday following repairs to a severely damaged overpass. An overheight hollow steel tower being transported on a trailer struck and severely damaged the South Broadway bridge in Orangetown at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 31, according to New York State Police. The result: A traffic standstill that at one point stretched nearly a dozen miles, various feeder roadways choked with vehicles and countless motorists looking for a way out. It was the third time that particular overpass had been struck in less than a year, commuters …
UPDATE: Traffic Still Stretches For Miles Hours After NY State Thruway Overpass Is Struck UPDATE: Traffic Still Stretches For Miles Hours After NY State Thruway Overpass Is Struck
Update: Traffic Still Stretches For Miles Hours After NY State Thruway Overpass Is Struck UPDATE: The southbound New York State Thruway was entirely reopened by 7 p.m. Thursday following repairs to a severely damaged overpass. An overheight hollow steel tower being transported on a trailer struck and severely damaged the South Broadway bridge in Orangetown at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 31, according to New York State Police. The result: A traffic standstill that at one point stretched nearly a dozen miles, various feeder roadways choked with vehicles and countless motorists looking for a way out. It was the third time that particular overpass had been struck in less than a year, commuters…
Water Main Break Floods Route 4 Exit In Paramus Water Main Break Floods Route 4 Exit In Paramus
Water Main Break Floods Route 4 Exit In Paramus A water main break in Paramus on Thursday flooded part of Route 4 and closed a busy exit ramp. Construction crews working near the exit ramp for Paramus Road off the westbound highway accidentally punctured the 16-inch main shortly before noon Aug. 17. It unleashed a mini flood that filled the exit with nearly a foot of water and closed Route 4's left lane near the median. The water main break in Paramus on Thursday, Aug. 17, flooded part of westbound Route 4 and closed the busy Paramus Road exit ramp.Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE A crew from Veolia got to work while Paramus police an…
UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign
Update: Northbound Route 17 Reopened After Wild Tractor-Trailer Crash Damages Overhead Sign UPDATE: Northbound Route 17 in Mahwah as reopened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following a wild tractor-trailer crash earlier in the day. Only one lane of the southbound highway was open during the evening rush. There miraculously were no serious injuries in the crash, which left the rig scattered across both sides of the highway near the New York State border around 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Mahwah Mayor Jim Wysocki said. The rig had split into pieces, with a huge container landing on a passing SUV on the other side of the divider and thousands of lemons spilling onto the highway. An overhead signpo…
Driver Hospitalized In Route 287 Wreck Driver Hospitalized In Route 287 Wreck
Driver Hospitalized In Route 287 Wreck A driver survived a nasty overnight crash on Route 287, authorities said. Firefighters extricated the motorist, who complained of pains in both legs after his Mazda SUV ran off the road and struck a sign and a tree on the highway's southbound side near mile marker #60 in Franklin Lakes at 1:47 a.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. The driver was hospitalized with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, the sergeant said.
Serious Crash Shuts Parkway In Ocean County Serious Crash Shuts Parkway In Ocean County
Serious Crash Shuts Parkway In Ocean County A serious crash closed a portion of the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County Saturday, July 15. The crash happened on the northbound side of the highway around 7:45 p.m., north of Exit 63B in Stafford Township. Have photos of the scene? Email clevine@dailyvoice.com. Two left lanes were block with heavy delays being reported.
Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass
Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass A box truck tipped while being towed beneath a Route 80 overpass in Elmwood Park, jamming area traffic early Friday afternoon. Another tow was needed to straighten and remove the truck owned by Salerno's Custom Cabinetry in Saddle Brook from the corner of River Road and Market Street shortly after 1 p.m. No injuries were reported. Elmwood Park police and firefighters responded. Jo Fehl took the photos and contributed to this story. No injuries were reported.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICE
Route 17 Crash Downs Wires Route 17 Crash Downs Wires
Route 17 Crash Downs Wires A single-vehicle rollover crash Wednesday night downed utility wires on Route 17 in Paramus. The northbound highway was closed for a little over a half-hour after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole near Midland Avenue around 10:30 p.m. July 12. Only one lane was passable on the southbound side while the wreckage was removed and police investigated. An occupant was extricated, although word was that Injuries didn't appear serious. Paramus police, Emergency Services Unit members, firefighters and EMS responded, along with a PSE&G crew and the state Department of Transporation. There…
23-Year-Old Airlifted After Driver Sends Car Into Oncoming Traffic On I-78: Police 23-Year-Old Airlifted After Driver Sends Car Into Oncoming Traffic On I-78: Police
23-Year-Old Airlifted After Driver Sends Car Into Oncoming Traffic On I-78: Police A 23-year-old woman was flown to the hospital in a crash on Interstate 78 Sunday, June 25, New Jersey State Police said. An Acura Integra driven by a 23-year-old Manville man ran off the highway to the left and crossed the center median, entering the westbound lanes around 9 a.m. near milepost 22.7, in Clinton Township, NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan said. The Acura was struck by a westbound Hyundai. The 23-year-old Acura driver was seriously injured, as was his passenger, a Middlesex woman, who was flown to the hospital. The Hyundai's passengers suffered moderate injuries.
Collapsed Stretch Of I-95 To Reopen In 2 Weeks (WATCH LIVE RECONSTRUCTION) Collapsed Stretch Of I-95 To Reopen In 2 Weeks (WATCH LIVE RECONSTRUCTION)
Collapsed Stretch Of I-95 To Reopen In 2 Weeks (Watch LIVE Reconstruction) The stretch of I-95 that collapsed in a fiery tanker crash will reopen in the next two weeks, officials said (scroll to watch live reconstruction). “We are going to get traffic moving again, thanks to the extraordinary work that is going on here,” said Gov. Josh Shapiro at a briefing Philadelphia International Airport after a flyover alongside President Joe Biden. "We will have I-95 reopened within the next two weeks." Demolition to the segment of the highway finished last week, and the project has progressed to emergency repairs. Biden said the federal government will reimburse 100 percen…
ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup
Route 80 Crash: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup UPDATE: A multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck stopped Wednesday morning rush-hour traffic on Route 80. The eastbound express lanes just past Exit 62 and a westbound lane were closed after the truck pitched onto the divider and spilled both gravel and diesel fuel in Saddle Brook shortly after 6:30 a.m. June 7, responders said. Chunks of the divider were also knocked off, they said. Four other vehicles -- including a garbage truck -- were involved in the chain-reaction crash, according to witnesses. Firefighters from Saddle Brook extricated at least one occupant, they sa…
MORNING RUSH: Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams NJ Turnpike Rush Into NYC MORNING RUSH: Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams NJ Turnpike Rush Into NYC
Morning Rush: Tractor-Trailer Fire Jams NJ Turnpike Rush Into NYC A tractor-trailer burst into flames on the I-95 approach from the New Jersey Turnpike to the George Washington Bridge, clogging the Tuesday morning rush. The driver got the rig onto the shoulder of the local lanes near mile marker 117, roughly two-tenths of a mile before the Ridgefield Park exit, shortly after 6:30 a.m. May 16. Flames spread along the bottom of the trailer as the driver got out safely. Black smoke could be seen for miles. Ridgefield Park firefighters doused the blaze. No injuries were immediately reported. New Jersey State Police are investigating the cause.
Driver Who Sped Away From Trooper Crashes, Suffers Serious Injuries On NJ Turnpike (UPDATE) Driver Who Sped Away From Trooper Crashes, Suffers Serious Injuries On NJ Turnpike (UPDATE)
Driver Who Sped Away From Trooper Crashes, Suffers Serious Injuries On NJ Turnpike (Update) A 49-year-old man from New York who was stopped in the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike was seriously injured when he suddenly sped away from the trooper checking on him, hitting another vehicle Sunday morning, May 14, authorities said. The man was stopped in a Honda Accord on the shoulder near milepost 54.2 in Bordentown, when a trooper came over to check on him around 10:35 a.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry said. Suddenly, the Accord sped off, crossing from the outer roadway to the inner roadway, striking the passenger side of a Honda Odyssey, police said. The Odyssey then struck the …
Dump Truck Driver Was Using Phone During Fiery Crash That Killed Victim On Rt. 23: Prosecutor Dump Truck Driver Was Using Phone During Fiery Crash That Killed Victim On Rt. 23: Prosecutor
Dump Truck Driver Was Using Phone During Fiery Crash That Killed Victim On Rt. 23: Prosecutor A dump truck driver was on his cell phone during a crash that left another driver dead on Route 23 in Morris County Monday, May 8, authorities said. Angel Carabello-Maldona, 45, of Newark, is facing a charge of reckless vehicular homicide after rear-ending a Chevy Traverse that was stopped at a light at Alexander Avenue in Pequannock around 5:20 a.m., Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. As a result, the Traverse caught fire. Carabello-Maldona and a bystander pulled the Traverse driver from the SUV, but rescue efforts were unsuccessful and the driver was pronounced dea…
Man Killed In Fiery Garbage Truck Crash On Rt. 23 In Pequannock (PHOTOS) Man Killed In Fiery Garbage Truck Crash On Rt. 23 In Pequannock (PHOTOS)
Man Killed In Fiery Garbage Truck Crash On Rt. 23 In Pequannock (Photos) UPDATE: The 45-year-old dump truck driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter as authorities say he was on his phone at the time of the accident. A man was killed in a fiery crash with a garbage truck before dawn on Monday, May 8, Pequannock Police have confirmed. The crash occurred on Route 23 north near the intersection of Alexander Avenue just before 5:20 a.m. The victim was driving a 2020 Chevy Traverse when he collided with a garbage truck, police said. The garbage truck driver worked alongside a Good Samaritan to remove the unconscious man from the Chevy before police arriv…
Tractor-Trailer Tips Across Route 17 Tractor-Trailer Tips Across Route 17
Tractor-Trailer Tips Across Route 17 A tractor-trailer tipped across the entire southbound side of Route 17 early Saturday, closing the highway coming down from Route 287. The rig ran up the grassy curb outside Jack Daniels Porsche in Upper Saddle River, took down a sign and pitched onto its side, leaving it lying across both shoulders and all three lanes, shortly before midnight April 29. The road remained closed while heavy-duty wreckers from Big Tows righted the rig. Big Tows Inc. righted the rig following the late-night mishap on southbound Route 17 in Upper Saddle River.Ramsey Rescue There were no other vehicles invo…
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along South Jersey Highway A trailer hauling chicken waste products crashed, spilling its contents all over Route 55 and causing a HazMat situation in Gloucester County on Monday, Feb. 27. The northbound side of the roadway was closed in Deptford from mile marker 59.2 to the Route 42 interchange following the 9 a.m. crash. The roadway had reopened as of 1:45 p.m., but crews were still on scene for cleanup. HazMat crews, the New Jersey State Police, NJDOT, and multiple fire departments were on scene.  Environmental services were notified and were monitoring the incident. No injuries were reported.
Dump Truck Takes Down Wires Closing Route 3 In Both Directions (PHOTOS) Dump Truck Takes Down Wires Closing Route 3 In Both Directions (PHOTOS)
Dump Truck Takes Down Wires Closing Route 3 In Both Directions (Photos) A dump truck crash that took down wires closed Route 3 in both directions for hours Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Secaucus, authorities confirmed. The highway was expected to reopen at 2 p.m., following the morning rush hour incident, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Dump truck crash Route 3Secaucus Police Traffic backups along Route 3 in Secaucus.NDOT The wires were down at west of the NJ Turnpike Eastern Spur, with heavy backups were reported as of 10:55 a.m. Photos from the scene show wires laying across the end gate of the truck.
Jackknifed Trailer Jams GWB Jackknifed Trailer Jams GWB
Jackknifed Trailer Jams GWB A jackknifed tractor trailer jammed the George Washington Bridge going into New Jersey Thursday, Jan. 19. The crash closed all lanes on the upper level around 7:45 p.m. Have photos? Email clevine@dailyvoice.com. This is a developing story. Check back for more.