Police: Wrong-way Driver in Deadly Crash was Intoxicated

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WARREN COUNTY, NJ — State police in New Jersey blame an intoxicated, wrong-way driver for a crash Friday that left a man from Monroe County dead.

The crash happened around 3:00 a.m. Friday on westbound Interstate 80 in Warren County, New Jersey. The wreck happened in Hardwick Township, which is across the Delaware River from Delaware Water Gap.

According to New Jersey State Police, a car driven by Amanda Rivera, 23, of Henryville in Monroe County was going the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

Police say Rivera’s car collided head-on with a car driven by Amanda Rodriguez, 22, of Saylorsburg.

A passenger in Rodriguez’s car, Jason Frey, 25, of Effort, was killed.

Rodriguez and two other passengers were taken to the hospital. Police identified the other passengers as Marissa Sangiuolo, 21, of Saylorsburg and Vanessa Wong, 23, of Effort.

Rivera was also taken to the hospital. Police said she was charged with DWI.

The deadly crash on Interstate 80 in New Jersey remains under investigation.


  • angie

    Individuals who drive intoxicated whether from alcohol or drugs that wind up causing an accident resulting in anothers death should be charged with premeditated murder. You know full well the possible result of your action therefore it is the same as someone who plans the murder of another.

  • jaesin1

    They were hit by a drunk driver going the wrong way on the highway u morons… they weren’t on anything… u people are idiots.. rip jay.. may god help ur family thru this tragedy

  • jason

    U people are idiots… they weren’t on drugs u morons… they were hit by a drunk driver… people make me sick… rip jay… may god help ur parents a family get thru this… truly a lose smh

  • Julius Patterson

    that is crazy all because one person want to dirnk and drive that man is gone and has a very upset family behind…he was great manand a great uncle RIP UNCLE JAY

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