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UPDATE: Authorities ID Teens Killed In Ringwood Crash

The car bounced off a guardrail and slammed head-on into a van in the oncoming lane on Greenwood Lake Turnpike in Ringwood, authorities said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: PIX11 NEWS
The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Greenwood Lake Turnpike. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

UPDATE: Authorities Wednesday night identified the two former Lakeland Regional High School students killed in a crash hours earlier in Ringwood.

Victor Weinpel, 19, of Wanaque, lost control of a 1999 Toyota Corolla after it hit a guardrail on Greenwood Lake Turnpike north of Skyline Drive around 3:15 p.m., authorities said.

The sedan crossed into the oncoming lane and was T-boned by a 2014 Chevy commercial van.

Weinpel and his passenger, a 17-year-old boy from West Milford identified by family and friends as John Carlson, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The van driver, 64-year-old Paul Barker of Ringwood, was taken to St. Joseph's Regional University Hospital with minor injuries, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Ringwood Police Chief Joseph Walker said.

From Victor's Facebook page.


ALSO SEE: A Mahwah man who fired a gun in his home and then called police to tell them about it was taken for a psychiatric evaluation after a brief standoff Wednesday.


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