A front-seat passenger from Westwood has died from injuries sustained during a three-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway, state police said Monday.
William Flynn, 58, died at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Stafford on Sunday afternoon after the Jeep Liberty in which he was riding struck a tow truck parked on the side of the highway in Barnegat, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a spokesman for the state police.
The driver, 63-year-old Thomas Flynn, Jr. of East Rutherford, survived the collision. But Jones said the man went to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with severe chest and head injuries.
Flynn, driving north, lost control of the Jeep and ran off the road for reasons unknown to police about 3:45 p.m. When Flynn reentered the highway, he struck the rear of the tow truck, which had stopped to help a family with a disabled minivan, Jones said.
No one in the minivan was seriously hurt, he said.