West Milford woman died early Sunday morning when her SUV hit sound barrier, State Police said.
The driver of an SUV was killed early Sunday when she veered off Interstate 80 and crashed into a sound barrier on the side of the highway in Parsippany, according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Jennifer Wyatt of West Milford. Wyatt was travelling westbound on I-80 through Parsippany when she drove her Chevy Trailblazer off the side of the road and collided with a sound barrier at about 12:45 a.m., police said. It was not immediately known what caused the accident. A passenger, David Olsen of Lake Hopatcong, was transported to Morristown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was still under investigation later Sunday morning.
New trouble spots arise on state highways as Irene impact fades.
Transportation trouble spots cropped up across the region Tuesday as flooding blocked highway ramps, while sinkholes and road collapses closed sections of local roads. At the same time, some flooded roads, particularly routes 10 and 46 in Denville were reopened, according to the state Department of Transportation. All the local situations in eastern Morris County were overshadowed by the collapse of the right lane of Interstate 287 North in Boonton between exits 43 and 45. The collapse closed the northbound side of the major highway until further notice. State transportation spokesman Tim Greeley said Tuesday that a repair plan cannot be determined until the water undercutting the highway drops. The roadway crumbled when the Rockaway River…