Teen dead in alleged wrong way crash in New Jersey

July 12, 2012 8:42:01 PM PDT
A tragic accident in New Jersey where a teenager heading the wrong way, crashes head-on into another car and a teenage girl is dead.

Police say the driver of one of the vehicles never should've been behind the wheel.

A 17-year-old girl, Camille Reyes, who was a passenger in the car allegedly driving in the wrong direction was killed.

Reyes a Lodi High School student was headed into her senior year.

The accident happened on Rt. 23 North in West Milford. The car Reyes was riding in somehow headed the wrong way.

She was in the front passenger seat, and there were three other people in the car.

The Ford car collided with a Mercedes driven by 18-year-old Jalen Moore who was injured in the accident.

Police are still investigating but authorities say the 16-year-old who was behind the wheel of the Ford going the wrong way only had a learners permit and according to the law, shouldn't have been driving after 11 p.m.

A total of six people were injured in both cars. Two of the survivors suffered serious injuries.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the West Milford Police Department at 973-728-2800.

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