Three Fatalities Confirmed in Connection with Motor Vehicle Crash on Route 80

Ongoing investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Parsippany-Troy Hills. Photo Copyright Zoomus Marketing, LLC.

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Patrick J. Callahan announce and confirm an ongoing investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

One of the vehicles being remove from the scene on Friday morning

The driver who caused the crash was taken to the hospital and police are looking into the possibility the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a law enforcement source.

On Friday, October 18, at approximately 1:45 a.m., law enforcement was dispatched to Route 80 Eastbound near mile marker 45.2 on a report of a multi-vehicle crash.  The fatalities of two adult females and one adult male have been confirmed.

Jalen Davis

One of the victims was identified as Jalen Monet Davis, 20.  There is a donation page set up for Jalen, click here for more information.

Her mom, JoAnn Merritt said “Jalen just turned 20 two weeks ago and was working on her music career. She was such a loving spirit with the heart to serve and help people. She was the most unselfish person known. She was loyal to a fault and opened her heart to everyone. She always saw the good in everyone.” Jalen currently lives in Atlanta Georgia but previously was from Parsippany attending Central Middle School.

The investigation remains ongoing and further information will be released at a later time. Information on the other two victims have not been released at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200.

The scene of the accident at mile maker 45.2 Route 80 East on Friday morning, October 18. Photo Copyright Zoomus Marketing, LLC.
One of the vehicles involved in the deadly crash on Route 80. Photo Copyright Zoomus Marketing, LLC.