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BVR MV Crash
Release Date: May 05, 2019

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release



IR#:   19-15417                   


Date of Incident:    May 4, 2019               


Date of Release:       May 4, 2019             


Prepared by:  Sergeant Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                



On Saturday, May 4, 2019 approximately 4:27pm, PO McGowan of the Jefferson Township Police Department was dispatched to a two vehicle motor vehicle crash on Berkshire Valley Road and Blue Road, with serious injuries.

Milton First Aid Squad, Jefferson Rescue Squad, Jefferson Fire Co#1 and Co#2, and Jefferson OEM responded to Assist. 

Preliminary investigation revealed Naiomy Rivera, 18, of Somerset was operating her 2008 Nissan Sentra east on Berkshire Valley Road when she attempted to pass a vehicle, striking a 2015 Honda CRV, traveling west on Berkshire Valley Road, operated by Sajad Akbar, 29, of Warwick, NY.

Ms. Rivera also had a 15 year old juvenile as a passenger.

All parties had serious injuries and were transported to Saint Clare?s Denville and Dover.

Morris County Prosecutor?s Office, Morris County Sheriff?s Office, Jefferson Township Traffic Officer Davis and D/Sgt. Krater are continuing the investigation.

Charges are pending after the investigation is complete.      


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