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Motor vehicle accidents: New Jersey man killed

A well-liked store owner is tragically dead following a wrong-way car crash on Route 80, according to local authorities. The New Jersey man was pronounced dead after the accident, and the other driver is in the hospital with serious injuries. As with most motor vehicle accidents of this severity, this case is still under investigation by law enforcement authorities.

Very little information is available pertaining to the specifics of the crash, but it has been confirmed that the 29-year-old victim was driving his SUV eastbound on Route 80 around 4:40 a.m. the morning of June 24 when the accident occurred. The driver of the other vehicle was a 63-year-old man also driving an SUV. The two vehicles collided because one of the drivers was traveling the wrong way.

It is unclear at this time which of the two drivers was at fault for the wrong-way crash, but the force of the impact caused serious injury to both parties. The younger man was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, leaving a community to mourn his passing. The other driver's condition is still considered serious, and he is still in the hospital as of this report. Police have not filed charges at this time.

Wrong-way crashes are particularly tragic because of how preventable they are. All drivers in New Jersey are required to follow the rules of the road in order to avoid motor vehicle accidents. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, either the surviving man will be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver's estate, or else the family of the deceased driver can sue for wrongful death. Both scenarios would play out in a civil court setting, separate from any criminal charges that might be filed.

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