A New Jersey state trooper died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning while responding to a report of a juvenile in mental distress in rural Salem County.
Trooper Eli McCarson, 30, was traveling on Quinton-Alloway Road near the intersection of Route 49 when the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. in Quinton Township.
I heard like a tire screeching on the wet road and then the impact," said witness Joe Fahrner.
Fahrner tells Action News he was in his house across the street when he looked outside and saw the trooper's cruiser wrapped around a large high-voltage utility pole.
NJ STATE POLICE TROOPER KILLED IN SALEM CO. CRASH