Jefferson Twp. Police Department
Date of Incident: May 4, 2019
Date of Release: May 4, 2019
Prepared by: Sergeant Joseph Kratzel
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.