Dana Posey, 32, seriously injured, transported to hospital, after her car crashes into a tree on Sussex Avenue in Morris Township.
A 32-year-old township woman was seriously injured in a single-car crash early Wednesday morning, police said.
Dana Posey was found "heavily entrapped" in the driver's seat of a black Toyota Matrix, which was vertically pinned to a tree on Sussex Avenue near Bradford Court, Capt. Richard Ferrone said in a news release. Posey, the only person in the vehicle, was wearing her seat belt and the vehicle's airbag had deployed, Ferrone said.
Patrol units responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call reporting the crash at 1:50 a.m., but "a lengthy extrication" was required before Posey could be removed from the vehicle, Ferrone said.
Posey was taken to Morristown Medical Center by the Morris Minute Men First Aid Squad with serious injuries, he said.
Ferrone said officers from the Traffic Investigation Unit determined that the Toyota was traveling eastbound on Sussex Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it was traveling onto the soft right shoulder east of Bradford Court.
The vehicle crossed into the westbound lane of traffic, and came to a rest vertically against a tree on the westbound shoulder, causing "a major depression in the roof of the vehicle," Ferrone said.
"At this time, alcohol and/or drugs are being investigated as a possible factor in the collision," Ferrone said.
The roadway was closed for about four hours in both directions between Raynor Road and Lake Road, he said.
The Morris Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Morris Township Fire Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division and paramedics from Morristown Medical Center, Ferrone said.
Township police are currently investigating the crash and seeking the help of any witnesses, Ferrone said.