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Report: Morris County Native Samantha Racz, 21, Dies In Florham Park Crash

Morris County native, Whippany Park grad and University of Delaware student Samantha Racz died on Jan. 16 at the age of 21.
Morris County native, Whippany Park grad and University of Delaware student Samantha Racz died on Jan. 16 at the age of 21. Photo Credit: GoFundMe Screengrab

A recent news report has identified a 21-year-old Morris County native as the victim of a Florham Park weekend crash.

Whippany Park graduate and University of Delaware student Samantha Racz died in the Columbia Turnpike crash on Jan. 16, MorrisFocus reports.

The two-car crash occurred on the 300 block of Columbia Turnpike, around 11:25 p.m., Florham Park police said.

Racz graduated from Whippany Park High School in 2018 and was a junior majoring in graphic design with a communications minor at the University of Delaware in Newark, her obituary says. 

She was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Racz was known for her upbeat personality and love of fashion. She worked at Lucco in Florham Park and has won many awards for her artwork over the years.

Donations can be made in Racz’s memory to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation scholarship fund. To donate, click here, enter ‘Samantha Racz’ in Section 3 and select ‘pass through’ in Section 5.

Racz is survived by her parents, Gina Marie Racz and Richard Racz; her brothers, Justin, Brandon and Nicholas; her grandmother, Janet Passariello as well as numerous extended family members and close friends.

The cause of the crash, meanwhile, remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information of value is asked to contact the Florham Park investigating officer, Sergeant Daniel Bundschuh at 973-410-5375 or dbundschuh@fppd.net and reference incident #2021-01581.

Click here to view/donate to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation in memory of Samantha Racz.

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