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NJ crash kills 3, critically injures 1

Local News | Aug 21, 2014

NJ crash kills 3, critically injures 1

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators have released the names of the victims of a motor vehicle crash that killed three and critically injured one person in New Jersey.

Monmouth County prosecutors said that 19-year-old Nicholas J. Dever, of Freehold Borough, lost control of his Volkswagen traveling south on Kozloski Road and crossed into the northbound lane.

He hit a Honda Pilot driven by 50-year-old Thomas J. Koller, of Freehold Township, head-on. Koller was also killed, along with Dever’s passenger, 20-year-old Noelle DeLuccio, of Howell.

The Pilot became partially airborne and collided with a Toyota Camry, leaving the 25-year-old driver in extremely critical condition at a hospital with a head injury.

All of the occupants in the vehicles were wearing seatbelts and airbag’s deployed.

One official described Tuesday’s accident in Freehold Township as “horrific.”