Officer Scott Elig inspects the inside of Kennedy Wong's vehicle. Wong and his front seat passenger are currently in stable condition at the Morristown Medical Center. The accident remains under investigation. Credit: Sparta Police
The cause of an accident that sent three people to the hospital and snarled Route 15 traffic for hours earlier this month remains unknown, Sparta Police said.
Nearly two weeks after the Oct. 12 crash, information remains limited Sgt. John-Paul Beebe.
According to the police statement, the accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. when a 2013 Land Rover LR3 driven by a 17-year-old Sparta resident was traveling south along Route 15 when a collision occurred between her vehicle and a 2003 Saturn driven by 27-year-old Kennedy B. Wong, of Orange.
Wong was traveling with a front-seat passenger, Richard Harvey, 27, of Newark.
The crash sent the teenager, Wong and Harvey to area hospitals. Harvey was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center for treatment. Wong was transported by the Sparta First Aid Squad to the Morristown hospital as well. Both are in stable condition, according to Beebe. The teenage Land Rover driver was taken to Newton Memorial Hospital where she was treated and later released.
The New Jersey State Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Team, the Sparta Fire Department and paramedics from St. Clare’s in Sussex assisted at the scene, according to the statement. Officers Brian Hassloch and Kurt Morris are conducting the continuing probe.