Two injured in Franklin crash

Franklin. The driver and a juvenile passenger were left in critical condition after a rollover crash on Corkhill Road near the Ogdensburg border. No summons were issued and the crash is still under investigation.

28 Oct 2019 | 03:54

Two people were injured in a crash on Sunday, Oct., 28, on Corkhill Road.

'Te Franklin Borough Police Department was dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision, involving one vehicle, with two occupants on Corkhill Road at about 7:10 p.m.

The vehicle was traveling south on Corkhill Road toward Ogdensburg. and preliminary investigation revealed the operator lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the center line and ran off the roadway to the left which began a multi-faceted impact as it crested the steep downward grade near the Ogdensburg border.

As the vehicle left the roadway it struck a municipal traffic sign, struck an embankment and overturned, struck a concrete wall, made landfall and continued to overturn, struck heavy brush, and finally struck a block retaining wall and vinyl fence surrounding pool equipment in a nearby residence.

The front-seated passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it continued to overturn and approached the heavy brush.

Both the driver and juvenile passenger sustained very serious injuries. Both were transported to Morristown Medical Center via ambulance and are in critical condition.

Detectives are conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision.

Corkhill Road was closed for several hours during the initial investigation. The New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, The Sussex County Prosecutors Office, Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad, Saint Clares Paramedics, and the Franklin Fire Department assisted during the investigation.

No criminal complaints or summonses have been issued at this time as the collision is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Franklin Borough Police Detective Bureau. 973-827-7700 extension 237 or 231.