Police ID Lake Parsippany Woman Killed in Route 10 Crash
23-year-old woman's vehicle left roadway, struck tree and caught on fire Thursday night, police say.
Parsippany Police have identified the woman killed in a car accident on Route 10 Thursday night.
Police say 23-year-old Katelyn Ackerman, of Lake Parsippany, was pronounced dead at Morristown Medical Center as a result of the incident.
According to police, Ackerman was driving along Route 10 when her car left the roadway, struck a tree near Powder Mill Road and caught fire.
Responders were called to the scene just after 7 p.m., after passing motorists reported an occupant was trapped inside a 2006 Chevy Cobalt that was on fire.
Police said the engine fire was extinguished by passing motorists who stopped to render assistance with their own extinguishers.
Police are investigating what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.
Ackerman was taken by the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad to Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Police said she was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Parsippany accident investigators and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the PPD at 973-263-4300.