Man Airlifted From Head-On Crash on Rt. 206
Accident shuts down highway for over two hours Tuesday.
A head-on collision closed Route 206 between Cooper Lane and Old Chester Gladstone Road for nearly two hours on Tuesday afternoon, with one motorist needing to be cut out from his vehicle.
A commercial van owned by Cushman & Wakefield was traveling northbound when it crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed into a 2000 Black Lincoln Navigator operated by a 39-year-old Eslinde Vertil of Hackettstown, according Chester Township Police Lt. Tom Williver.
According to police, Jason Mooney, age 39, of Flanders needed to be extricated from his vehicle after the crash by members of the Chester Volunteer and Peapack-Gladstone Fire Departments.
Williver said Mooney was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center by North Star Medevac to be treated for his injuries, while Vertil was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chester First Aid Squad to be treated for her injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Route 206 was closed for just over two hours and was re-opened just before the start of rush hour.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated the accident involved three vehicles. While a third car was a factor in the accident, it was not part of the collision.