LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN COUNTY) – A woman from Staten Island is dead after she collided head-on with a dump truck in a fiery, high-speed collision in Lacey yesterday morning.
According to NJ.com, the accident happened on County Road 539 a little before 6 a.m., when a 37-year-old woman driving a 2000 Lexus was traveling “well in excess” of the speed limit. She passed multiple other vehicles, then crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic.
She then crashed into a 2006 Kenworth dump truck, and her vehicle burst into flames upon impact.
The victim, who has not yet been publicly identified pending family notification, was trapped inside the burning vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Lacey Police Sergeant Robert Flynn, it is unlikely that the woman survived the impact with the dump truck.
The other driver, 37, received a minor wound in the accident.
Authorities closed the road for multiple hours for the cleanup and investigation of the collision.
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