Driver Downs Traffic Light on Morristown Green, Flees Scene

Morristown Police are searching for the driver of a 1995 Jeep registered to a 23-year-old female from Branchville, according to Lt. Stuart Greer.

Morristown Police are searching for the driver of a 1995 Jeep they believe responsible for taking out a traffic light at the intersection of South Street and South Park Place  Sunday morning, Lt. Stuart Greer said. 

According to Greer, a single car crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. "took down" the light and when Officer Robert Edwards arrived on the scene, the vehicle had already left the area.

“A short time later, the vehicle was located by Sgt. Tyrone Jackson on King Street,” Greer said. “The vehicle, a 1995 Jeep registered to a 23-year-old-female from Branchville, had damage consistent with this collision but was unoccupied when it was located.”

The vehicle was impounded and towed for further investigation, Greer said.

“Crews from NJ DOT are on the scene to repair the traffic signal and those repairs should be completed later today,” Greer said.

Indeed, traffic was moving well on later Sunday morning and crews on the scene anticipated repair work to be completed by Sunday evening.

According to Greer, an investigation is under way by members of the Traffic Safety Unit in order to determine who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash and anyone with information should contact the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.


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