RINGWOOD, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Victor Weinpel and 17-year-old John Carlson have been identified as the victims in a head-on crash in Ringwood, New Jersey.
Weinpel, 19, of Wanaque, was operating a vehicle on Greenwood Lake Turnpike north of Skyline Drive around 3:15 p.m., when for unknown reasons, lost control, struck a guardrail and collided head-on with a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction.
Both young men were pronounced dead at the scene.
The van driver, 64-year-old Paul Barker of Ringwood, was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional University Hospital with minor injuries, reports DailyVoice.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.
Geo quick facts: Ringwood is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 12,228, reflecting a decrease of 168 from the 12,396 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 227 from the 12,623 counted in the 1990 Census – Wikipedia.