A tractor-trailer and another vehicle collided on Route 206 in Chester Township Thursday afternoon, closing the roadway for nearly three hours.
Diane Provencher, 47, of Columbia (Warren County), was heading southbound on the roadway when she crossed over the center line, striking a tractor-trailer, Chester Township Police Chief Wayne Martini said.
Piotr Sobilo, 39, of New York, N.Y., was driving the 18-wheeler, which jack-knifed and ended up in the woods alongside Route 206. Provencher was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Morristown Medical Center, Martini said.
Sobilo was not injured in the crash, Martini said.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Martini said. It was not immediately known the severity of Provencher's injuries.
Chester and Peapack-Gladstone Fire Departments assisted at the scene, along with Chester First Aid. The crash occurred around 1:50 p.m. just south of Colby Road in Chester Township.