New Jersey Teenager Killed in Rollover Crash on Route 80 in Parsippany
Posted on Sep 06, 2013
Police have not yet identified the cause of a Parsippany car accident that claimed the life of a teenaged driver on August 15, 2013.
According to New Jersey State Police, 18-year-old Erin Quinn was traveling westbound on Route 80. Around 9:33 a.m., Quinn’s gray Saturn suddenly left the roadway near mile-marker 47.3 and overturned, sliding down an embankment.
New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sgt. Adam Grossman said that Quinn's vehicle crashed into a tree on the embankment before finally coming to a halt.
State Police were called to the accident scene, along with several local emergency responders. Although police originally requested a medical helicopter to appear at the accident site, the helicopter request was later canceled.
Quinn, a resident of Wayne, was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. It does not appear that anyone else was riding in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and no other cars were involved in the crash.
The accident closed down the right and center westbound lanes on Route 80 near Exit 47A for Route 280 around 10:15 a.m. The state Department of Transportation reported that the accident scene was cleared as of 12:47 p.m. and the right lane had been reopened for traffic.
Sgt. Grossman has said that the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Our attorneys and staff wish to extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends as we keep her in our thoughts and prayers.