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Fatal Accident Claims Lives of Mt. Olive Teens

Driver was scheduled to graduate from high school on Thursday.

A single-vehicle accident on Wolfe Road in Mount Olive resulted in the death of two teenagers, one who was scheduled to graduate from high school tomorrow.

Nicholas Novaky, 18, of Budd Lake, and Neil Solanki, 19, of Flanders, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities responded to the accident at approximately 8:52 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Novaky, who was the driver of the car, was a senior at Mt. Olive High School and was scheduled to graduate on Thursday.

UPDATE: Prosecutor says speed was likely a factor in crash.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the accident occurred on Wolfe Road, a short distance south of Cassidy Road. The vehicle, a 1998 Dodge Durango, was traveling south on Wolfe Road and crossed over to the northbound lane. It then went off the roadway onto the northbound side and crashed into a large tree, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The Mount Olive Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the accident.

The prosecutor's office said the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

The prosecutor’s office is asking anyone with information to call prosecutor’s office at 973-285-6200, Mount Olive Police at 973-691-0850 or the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stopper Program at 973)-COPCALL.

Jack Mahoffer June 20, 2012 at 05:41 PM
What a nightmare. Deepest sympathy for both families. Their lives will never be the same. Don't forget the others who will never be the same - the first responders who arrived at that scene. I imagine many lives are changed forever.
Llama Tostito June 20, 2012 at 07:04 PM
pam alstede June 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM
so sad, RIP young men, way too early to leave, my sympathy to the famlies and friends.
Helen S. Pritchard June 21, 2012 at 03:38 PM
There are no words to express the sorrow, just tears and the deepest heartfelt sympathy to the families of these young men.
cv June 21, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Prayers for all of these people involved.


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