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Woman, 85, Killed in Hackettstown Crash

SUV slams into car, killing passenger near Lukoil gas station on Mountain Avenue.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated William Reedy also died. He is currently recovering at Morristown Medical Center.

An 85-year-old woman died in a crash near the Hackettstown Lukoil gas station on Mountain Avenue last week.

Hackettstown Police responded to Mountain Avenue near the Lukoil gas station after a reported crash on Aug. 11, Det. Darren Tynan said, and found a Ford Focus with extensive front- and passenger-side damage.

The occupants—William Reedy, 90, and his wife, Joyce Reedy, 85, both of Hackettstown—were trapped inside the vehicle after being struck by a Ford Excursion SUV, Tynan said.

William Reedy was driving southbound on Mountain Avenue when he attempted to turn left into the gas station, Tynan said. While crossing over two lanes, Reedy was struck by the Excursion heading northbound in the outer lane, Tynan said.

The Excursion, driven by Muhsin Muheisen, 39, of Washington (Warren County), jumped the curb and came to a stop in the gas station lot as a result of the impact, Tynan said.

Both William and Joyce Reedy were flown to Morristown Medical Center, Tynan said. Joyce Reedy died as a result of the injuries the following day, Tynan said.

William Reedy is still in the hospital, Tynan said.

Muheisen and his passenger, Wisam Muheisen, 36, also of Washington, refused medical attention at the scene, Tynan said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown Fire Dept, Hackettstown Rescue Squad, St Clare’s Medic Unit, Hackettstown Fire Police, Northstar and Atlantic Air 1.

Liberty August 21, 2012 at 01:05 PM
So very sad. Five minutes either way and it never would've happened. It reminds us to be extra careful when driving--always. Condolences to Mr. Reedy and his family.
ACE August 22, 2012 at 01:11 AM
A Ford Focus being hit by an Excursion, an enormous, heavy SUV - didn't stand a chance. SUV's like that make the roads more dangerous for anyone not driving one.

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