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Baby Killed in Route 206 Chester Crash

Expectant mother was one of two taken to the hospital after driver allegedly crossed double yellow line on road.

An expectant mother lost her baby after she was struck while driving on Route 206 in Chester Township Tuesday afternoon, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

The baby was pronounced dead after the mother was transported to the hospital following the crash that also injured the driver of a second vehicle, Jason Mooney.

According to a release sent by the prosecutor's office Wednesday, Mooney, 40, of Flanders, was driving a 2012 Chevy Express van when he crashed into the 39-year-old Hackettstown mother's Lincoln Navigator around 4 p.m. after crossing the double yellow line close to the intersection of Route 206 and Cooper Lane.

Mooney had to be extricated from his car and flown to Morristown Medical Center by helicopter as the woman was transported to the hospital by the Chester First Aid Squad. Route 206 was closed for about two hours.

Chester Township police and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office are continuing their investigation of the crash. Anyone with information should contact Lt. Stephen Wilson of the Morris County Prosecutors Office at 973-285-6212 or Lt. Thomas Williver of the Chester Township Police Department at 908-879-5514 extension 835.

Karl February 18, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Look how upset the lefties get over this child being called a baby.
Lori February 18, 2013 at 02:38 PM
I agree, 'baby' is very misleading. They should have said either fetus or 'unborn baby'. To just say baby makes one believe it was an infant outside of her womb. Not that it would be any more or less sad, it's tragic.
Arlene M. Baladi February 18, 2013 at 03:40 PM
RIP unborn child...you never had a chance to enter this world...fly with wings towards your next lifetime!
JD February 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Regardless if the baby was born or unborn, it still had a heart that was beating and it was living one way or the other, now the mother is heartbroken. Get over the way the article was presented.

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