ALEXANDRIA – A community in Hunterdon County mourns a high school student who was killed in a vehicle crash at the start of New Year’s Day.
Liam Newman, 17, of Frenchtown, died on Saturday, according to state police and a GoFundMe campaign that received donations for his surviving family.
State police and local first responders responded at around 5:30 a.m. at Hog Hollow Road and Highway 513 in Township on Saturday for a serious motor vehicle accident, according to Quakertown Fire Co. on its Facebook page.
Newman was driving a Ford Explorer when she pulled off the road and hit a sign before driving, state police said. The SUV then struck a tree and a railing.
The accident was still under investigation on Thursday.
The Delaware Valley Regional Education Association commemorated the teenager online, as did the school wrestling and lacrosse teams in which he was a varsity player.
Visiting hours were scheduled for Thursday at a funeral home in Holland Township, where COVID protocols were in place, according to an update online, ahead of a private visit
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